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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

December 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On December 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. The legislation allows concealed carry permit holders to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows concealed carry. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) released the following statement in support of the legislation:

“The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is common sense legislation that will only make our country safer. Every state in the Union has now adopted a concealed carry law. More than 12 million citizens have carry permits. And yet, the nation’s violent crime rate has fallen by 51 percent and hit a 43 year low. The Second Amendment helps keep Americans safe. It’s time for our federal government to secure the Constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to conceal carry across state lines.”