U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 822, the Right to Carry Reciprocity Act, by a bipartisan vote of 272-154.
"Today's vote is a victory for gun-owning, law-abiding citizens nationwide," said Hultgren. "The passage of H.R. 822 means that a concealed carry license, like a driver's license, must be recognized by other states. This commonsense bill ensures that a law-abiding citizen's Second Amendment right to self-defense does not stop at their state line, and I was proud to support its passage."
"NRA has made the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act a priority because it enhances the fundamental right to self-defense guaranteed to all law-abiding people," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "People are not immune from crime when they cross state lines. That is why it is vital for them to be able to defend themselves and their loved ones should the need arise. And today, thanks to the work of Randy Hultgren, Congress has moved one step closer to advance crucial self-defense laws in this country."