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H.R.578: Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind.
Total Cosponsors 45 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a person who is not prohibited from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm under federal law, who is entitled and not prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm in his or her state of residence or who is carrying a valid state license or permit to carry a concealed weapon, and who is carrying a government-issued photographic identification document, to carry a concealed handgun (which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, other than a machine gun or destructive device) in any state in accordance with the restrictions of that state.

Provides that in a state that allows the issuing authority for licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms to impose restrictions on the carrying of firearms by individual license or permit holders, an individual carrying a concealed handgun under this Act shall be permitted ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.