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The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that would make it legal for holders of a permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state to do so in every state in the country.

All 50 states and the District of Columbia allow concealed carry in some form.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would also tighten NICS — the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Sounds reasonable, right? All 50 states allow concealed carry, and criminal background checks would be tightened, so why not?

Not so much.

Let's just say some people aren't happy about the bill.

This Twitter user compared it to eating too much at McDonald's:

This user thought it was a good time to remind us the National Rifle Association is a “terrorist organization”:

Some got their facts wrong:

This person couldn't think of “too many things more dangerous”:

Nancy Stein shamed the GOP for selling its soul:

Jeff Furbish wanted to know how the bill “jives” with the prayers and sorrow expressed after the Las Vegas massacre:

And some people were very happy about the bill.

User Pamela explained her real-life situation:

Anonymous America said rights are rights, regardless of where you live:

Holly thanked the Gahanna, Ohio, police chief for supporting the bill:

Of the bill, Police Chief Dennis Murphy wrote, in a Fox News op-ed:

[A]s a gun owner myself, I am all too often asked about confusing gun laws, and all too often confronted with what happens when a well-intentioned person gets in trouble for something they didn't know was wrong.

The laws regulating concealed carry are some of the nation's most confusing, and finally, Congress is trying to do something to change that.


An Ohioan, for example, can drive into Pennsylvania with no problem. But if they pass into New York, they break the law. I've heard story after story of otherwise law-abiding people who are stopped for a traffic violation, inform the officer they are carrying, and end up spending years, and a fortune, fighting prosecution. [...]

The national Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would end this. If passed, a person who is legal to carry concealed in their home state would be legal to carry in any other state they visited. It's a no-brainer.

Concealed carry reciprocity now moves to the Senate, where it faces tough opposition from Democrats. The bill would require 60 votes to pass.

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