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  • II 111TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION S. 845 To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES APRIL 21, 2009 Mr. THUNE (for himself, Mr. BARRASSO, Mr. BEGICH, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. BROWNBACK, Mr. BURR, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. COBURN, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. CRAPO, Mr. DEMINT, Mr. ENSIGN, Mr. ENZI, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. HATCH, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. ISAKSON, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr. RISCH, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. VITTER, and Mr. WICKER) introduced the fol- lowing bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary A BILL To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed fire- arms in another State that grants concealed carry per- mits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, jbell on PROD1PC69 with BILLS VerDate Nov 24 2008 02:43 Apr 22, 2009 Jkt 079200 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:BILLSS845.IS S845
  • 2 1 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 2 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Respecting States 3 Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009’’. 4 SEC. 2. RECIPROCITY FOR THE CARRYING OF CERTAIN 5 CONCEALED FIREARMS. 6 (a) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 44 of title 18, United 7 States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926C 8 the following: 9 ‘‘§ 926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain con- 10 cealed firearms 11 ‘‘Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any 12 State or political subdivision thereof: 13 ‘‘(1) A person who is not prohibited by Federal 14 law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or re- 15 ceiving a firearm, and is carrying a valid license or 16 permit which is issued pursuant to the law of any 17 State and which permits the person to carry a con- 18 cealed firearm, may carry a concealed firearm in ac- 19 cordance with the terms of the license or permit in 20 any State that allows its residents to carry concealed 21 firearms, subject to the laws of the State in which 22 the firearm is carried concerning specific types of lo- 23 cations in which firearms may not be carried. 24 ‘‘(2) A person who is not prohibited by Federal 25 law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or re- jbell on PROD1PC69 with BILLS 26 ceiving a firearm, and is otherwise than as described •S 845 IS VerDate Nov 24 2008 02:43 Apr 22, 2009 Jkt 079200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:BILLSS845.IS S845
  • 3 1 in paragraph (1) entitled to carry a concealed fire- 2 arm in and pursuant to the law of the State in 3 which the person resides, may carry a concealed fire- 4 arm in accordance with the laws of the State in 5 which the person resides in any State that allows its 6 residents to carry concealed firearms, subject to the 7 laws of the State in which the firearm is carried con- 8 cerning specific types of locations in which firearms 9 may not be carried.’’. 10 (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections 11 for chapter 44 of title 18 is amended by inserting after 12 the item relating to section 926C the following: ‘‘926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.’’. 13 SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. 14 The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 15 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act. Æ jbell on PROD1PC69 with BILLS •S 845 IS VerDate Nov 24 2008 02:43 Apr 22, 2009 Jkt 079200 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:BILLSS845.IS S845