Westerman, Hill Co-Sponsor National Concealed Carry Legislation

January 4, 2017
In The News

Arkansans could soon be able to legally carry concealed weapons when travelling out-of-state if a federal bill introduced Tuesday becomes law.

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, a North Carolina Republican, filed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 this week. It allows people with a state-issued concealed carry license or permit to conceal a handgun in any other state that allows concealed carry, as long as the permit holder follows the laws of that state.

How carry permits are regulated differ from state to state, but all states allow some form of concealed carry. Therefore, if this bill becomes law, someone with a concealed carry permit in their home state could travel while carrying in other states without fear of legal consequences.

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