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S. 4301 (116th): U.S. Military Right to Carry Act

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About the bill

Should members of the military have to physically visit their home state to renew a concealed carry license, even if that’s not logistically feasible on account of their military obligations?

Context and what the bill does

An active-duty military member from Missouri, stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, was unable to renew his concealed carry permit unless he visited the applicable Missouri government office in person. This little-known problem reached the attention of the member’s congressman and senator, who have introduced new legislation to remedy it.

(Some — but not most — military personnel can receive a de facto nationwide concealed carry license under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004.)

The U.S. Military Right to Carry Act would allow military members to renew their concealed carry …

Sponsor and status

Joshua “Josh” Hawley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Missouri. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Jul 23, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).



Jul 23, 2020

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 4301 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4301. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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