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Babin Supports House Passage of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which allows law-abiding citizens who are qualified to carry concealed firearms in one state to also carry in other states that allow residents to do so:

“As a lifelong gun owner and fervent supporter of the Second Amendment, I am proud to support this common sense bill and empower law-abiding citizens with the ability to exercise their constitutional rights as they travel across state lines. Constitutional rights do not end at state lines and this includes an individual’s ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

“The current system is too confusing and unfortunately results in some concealed carry permit holders to unknowingly break the law and suffer arrest, while preventing others from carrying over state lines at all. Our bill corrects this infringement on American’s Second Amendment rights and allows concealed carry permit holders the ability to travel freely between states – just like the way a driver’s license works.”