The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would enable holders of concealed carry licenses to legally carry in other states.
It passed in the House by a 231-198 vote.
The measure also contained an amendment designed to address reporting and other issues with the NICS system. The bill was a top priority of Second Amendment groups, including the National Rifle Association.
“This vote marks a watershed moment for Second Amendment rights,” NRA executive director for legislative action Chris Cox said. “The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is the culmination of a 30-year movement recognizing the right of all law-abiding Americans to defend themselves, and their loved ones, including when they cross state lines.”