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House Passes Concealed-Carry Gun Reciprocity Bill

The U.S. House passed a GOP-backed bill permitting concealed-carry license holders to transport their handgun across state lines. The “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,” which also enhances firearm background checks, passed 231-198 along party lines. Democrats are expected to block the bill in the Senate, as it will require 60 votes to pass the chamber. The National Rifle Association has pushed concealed-carry reciprocity as its top legislative priority.