Bergman Supports Additional Protections for Legal Gun Owners

Today, Congressman Jack Bergman voted in support of H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.

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Washington, December 6, 2017 | comments

“Protecting the rights of lawful gun-owners in Michigan’s First District will always be one of my top priorities and that is why I proudly co-sponsored H.R. 38. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed today in the House 231-198. This common-sense legislation would create concealed firearm reciprocity throughout the country: allowing a legally qualified individual to carry a concealed firearm in other states that allow individuals to carry concealed firearms."

In addition to expanding protections for law-abiding gun-owners, H.R. 38:

  • Includes legislation to Fix NICS: Encouraging and incentivizing states to enter records that would legally disqualify a person from purchasing a firearm into the FBI background check system;
  • Sets common-sense guidelines for carrying firearms across state lines;
  • Does not impede on municipalities rights to enact restrictions on where, when, and how people can carry in their jurisdiction;
  • Excludes any individual who is prohibited by federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm; and
  • Does not change laws on purchasing a gun or change access to law-abiding gun owners.
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