Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014

The Library of Congress finally got the full text of the bill up so we can read it. Ben and I were concerned about a backdoor in the bill, and we talked about that on Episode 64 of the podcast, but after reading the full text, it’s a pretty straight forward, one page, vanilla bill. We definitely need to keep a close eye on it, as it would be very easy to slip in a backdoor amendment with something nefarious.

S.1908 — Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 (Introduced in Senate – IS)
S 1908 IS

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 1908
To allow reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 9, 2014
Mr. CORNYN (for himself, Mr. THUNE, Mr. VITTER, Mr. PORTMAN, Mr. ENZI, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. BURR, Mr. CRAPO, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. INHOFE, and Mr. JOHANNS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL
To allow reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
    This Act may be cited as the `Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014′.
SEC. 2. RECIPROCITY FOR THE CARRYING OF CERTAIN CONCEALED FIREARMS.
    (a) In General- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926C the following:
`Sec. 926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms
    `(a) In General- Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof to the contrary–
      `(1) an individual who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and who is carrying a government-issued photographic identification document and a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of a State and which permits the individual to carry a concealed firearm, may possess or carry a concealed handgun (other than a machinegun or destructive device) that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce in any State other than the State of residence of the individual that–
        `(A) has a statute that allows residents of the State to obtain licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms; or
        `(B) does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms by residents of the State for lawful purposes; and
      `(2) an individual who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and who is carrying a government-issued photographic identification document and is entitled and not prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm in the State in which the individual resides otherwise than as described in paragraph (1), may possess or carry a concealed handgun (other than a machinegun or destructive device) that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce in any State other than the State of residence of the individual that–
        `(A) has a statute that allows residents of the State to obtain licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms; or
        `(B) does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms by residents of the State for lawful purposes.
    `(b) Conditions and Limitations- The possession or carrying of a concealed handgun in a State under this section shall be subject to the same conditions and limitations, except as to eligibility to possess or carry, imposed by or under Federal or State law or the law of a political subdivision of a State, that apply to the possession or carrying of a concealed handgun by residents of the State or political subdivision who are licensed by the State or political subdivision to do so, or not prohibited by the State from doing so.
    `(c) Unrestricted License or Permit- 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 holders of such licenses or permits, an individual carrying a concealed handgun under this section shall be permitted to carry a concealed handgun according to the same terms authorized by an unrestricted license of or permit issued to a resident of the State.
    `(d) Rule of Construction- Nothing in this section shall be construed to preempt any provision of State law with respect to the issuance of licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms.’.
    (b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections for chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926C the following:
      `926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.’.
    (c) Severability- Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, if any provision of this Act, or any amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, this Act and amendments made by this Act and the application of such provision or amendment to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
      (d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

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7 comments

  1. I think I’ve done pretty good to decipher the language, but are sections b (conditions and limitations) and c (unrestricted license or permit) just saying the same thing for permit vs constitutional carry states?

  2. I applaud the authors of this bill and hope for it’s speedy adoption by congress. One point I’m not sure I understand is if the ccw reciprocity extends to those of us who have non-resident permits, such as those issued by Arizona, Florida, and Utah even though we don’t live in those states and don’t have a ccw permit in our state of residence.

    1. I’m no law expert, but it looks like the bill uses pretty generalized language, just saying “and who is carrying a government-issued photographic identification document and is entitled and not prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm in the State in which the individual resides…” So, I would assume if the non-resident permit is good in your home state, it would then be good to go under this bill.

  3. Thanks for your reply. Not to belabor the point, but I’m concerned about the wording of the bill because in fact my ccw non-resident permits are not valid in my home state of CA, nor in approx. 20 other states and US possessions. If this bill is passed, I hope that detail will not prevent me from carrying in the future unless I move to a “shall issue” state.

  4. Part one speaks to those who have non resident permits not issued by their home states. They will be able to carry in any other state than their HOME STATE, unless they have a permit issued by their home state, providing the “any other state” has a statue authorizing concealed carry for their residents. Part two addresses those who have permits issued by their home state, and then allows for those individuals to carry in any other state that has legal provisions for it’s residents to carry.

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