As per Bruce Colbath
Also read Comments by Sue Hornik below
From a post on FB, Rep. Zeldin was asked about H.R.38 during his “town hall” and side-stepped the question.
Just so everyone knows about this bill, which Rep. Zeldin co-sponsored on 1/3/17: Anyone who has a concealed carry gun permit from any state would be allowed to carry that conceal gun anywhere here on Long Island, including into a school.
That’s who represents us!
Summary: H.R.38 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Introduced in House (01/03/2017)
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017
This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. A qualified individual must: (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid concealed carry permit issued by, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in, his or her state of residence. Additionally, the bill allows a qualified individual to carry or possess a concealed handgun in a school zone and in federally owned lands that are open to the public.
- Reciprocity would force states to let violent offenders and people with no firearm safety training carry hidden, loaded handguns—even if those people could not otherwise legally purchase a gun in the state.
- The bill (cpo-sponsored by Zeldin) would even force states to allow concealed carry by many people with no permit whatsoever—allowing people who have never been screened by a background check to carry throughout the country.
- The bill would override state laws on guns in bars and daycare centers, and would even roll back the federal law that requires a concealed carry permit to carry in K-12 schools.
Reciprocity would be an extraordinary encroachment on states’ rights.