WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and H.R. 4477, the Fix NICS Act.
“Today, the House took action to protect our citizens’ Second Amendment rights. The truth is that concealed carry laws save lives. Right now, current law creates confusion for people who cross state borders with a lawful concealed carry permit. The legislation passed by the House today ensures that people who carry their legal firearm across state borders are protected under the law. Furthermore, I am encouraged that the House has voted to take a serious look at the definition of bump stocks and its usage in violent crime, as well as strengthen compliance with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Curbing gun violence in our society is paramount for public safety.”