Rep. Lummis Supports National Concealed Carry Laws
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rep. Cynthia Lummis is applauding a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a law that would require states that allow concealed carry of handguns to recognize carry permits issued in other states.
Lummis, a Republican who is Wyoming's sole U.S. Representative, is a member of the Second Amendment Task Force. She says the U.S. Constitution guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live.
The House on Wednesday passed the bill 272-154 with only seven Republicans voting against it and 43 Democrats supporting it.
There's no parallel bill pending in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but some senators have pushed in the past to attach a similar measure to a larger bill.