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S. 720: U.S. Military Right to Carry Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 11, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 720

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 11, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To encourage States to permit members of the Armed Forces who are outside of the State under orders to renew a permit to carry a concealed firearm through the mail, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the U.S. Military Right to Carry Act.

2.

Concealed carry renewals by mail for members of the Armed Forces

(a)

In general

A State that receives funds under subpart 1 of part E of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10151 et seq.) shall have in place—

(1)

a law or policy that permits a member of the Armed Forces who is a resident of the State and who is outside of the State under orders to renew a permit to carry a concealed firearm through the mail; and

(2)

a law or policy that treats a member of the Armed Forces on active duty in the State as a resident of the State for purposes of issuing a permit to carry a concealed firearm in the State.

(b)

Reduction in funds

Beginning in the first fiscal year that begins after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall, with respect to the amount that a State would otherwise receive under the grant program described in subsection (a)—

(1)

reduce such amount by 5 percent in the case of a State that fails to comply with the requirement under subsection (a)(1); and

(2)

reduce such amount by 5 percent in the case of a State that fails to comply with the requirement under subsection (a)(2).

(c)

Reallocation

The Attorney General shall reallocate amounts not awarded to a State pursuant to subsection (b) to States that comply with the requirement under subsection (a).