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December 7, 2017
This morning, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), author of the bipartisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38), released the following statement after joining "Fox & Friends" with Dan Watkins, a heroic survivor of the Las Vegas shooting who contacted Rep. Hudson on Facebook to share his support of concealed carry reciprocity.
December 7, 2017

Las Vegas shooting survivor Dan Watkins appeared on the December 7 airing of Fox & Friends to stress his conviction that national reciprocity for concealed carry is long overdue.

Watkins stressed the fact that he travels often for work in California, Nevada, and Arizona, and has thought again and again of the benefit he could derive from being able to keep a handgun with him for self-defense. He said the Las Vegas attack highlighted the vulnerability he feels from being unarmed.

December 6, 2017
Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), author of the bipartisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38), released the following statement after the bill passed the House, 231-198.
December 6, 2017
Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), author of the bipartisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38), spoke on the House floor in support of his legislation.
December 6, 2017

A national gun-carry reciprocity bill passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

The Concealed Carry National Reciprocity Act of 2017 made it through the house vote with 231 yes votes, 198 no votes, and 5 congressmen not voting. An overwhelming number of Republicans, 225, voted for the bill while 14 Republicans voted no and one did not vote. Most Democrats, 184, voted against the bill while six Democrats voted yes and three did not vote.

Rep. Richard Hudson (R., N.C.), who introduced the bill, called its passage an early Christmas present for gun rights advocates.

December 6, 2017

Gun rights supporters scored a victory today as House Republicans passed the national reciprocity bill that would allow gun owners to legally conceal carry their firearms across state lines if they have a license to do so.

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 with all Republicans voting yes, and only six Democrats voting alongside, according to Fox News.

December 6, 2017

The House passed a bill Wednesday that allows concealed carry permit holders in different states to legally carry their firearms in other states.

The bill, called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, is combined with legislation that would tighten background checks that are reported from federal agencies. It passed 231-198.

“An overwhelming majority of Americans support concealed carry reciprocity. Momentum, common sense, and the facts are on our side,” North Carolina Republican Rep. Richard Hudson said of his bill prior the vote in a statement.

December 6, 2017

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8th District, passionately urged his colleagues Wednesday to pass major Second Amendment legislation allowing concealed carry permit holders to transport weapons across state lines without fear of prosecution.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) passed 231-198, and moves to the Senate, where it will require support from at least eight Democrats to reach the necessary 60 votes for passage. Seven Democrats currently serving voted for a similar bill.

December 6, 2017

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday mostly along party lines to expand the right to carry concealed weapons, passing the National Rifle Association’s top legislative priority on the same day as a national vigil commemorating the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

December 6, 2017

A bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines, passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. It was first introduced by North Carolina Congressman Richard Hudson, who represents the 8th district.

It still faces hurdles, but if it becomes law, concealed carry permits from our state would be valid nationwide.

Local concealed carry instructors, like Tyres Tatum, say it's about time for a law like this one: where permits you get here in our state are recognized in others.