About the bill
2017 has been the deadliest year for mass shootings in U.S. history. At least 112 people have been killed so far this year in mass shootings, such as the tragedies at a country music concert in Las Vegas and outside a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Amid progressives’ calls for stricter gun control, Congress has gone in the opposite direction, as the first gun-related bill to pass in a chamber of Congress since those massacres was the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.
What the bill does
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow any person with a concealed carry permit from one state to carry their weapon in any other state. It would also allow anybody with a concealed carry permit to do so on any federal land, such as ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 27, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Cochran, wicker support concealed carry reciprocity”
— Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 6, 2017
“Strange Joins Fight to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights”
— Sen. Luther Strange [R-AL, 2017-2017] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 6, 2017
“Sen. Warner Statement on Concealed Carry Gun Legislation”
— Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] on May 3, 2017
Jan 9, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1908 (113th).
Feb 12, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 498 (114th).
Feb 27, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 9, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 69.
S. 446 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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