H.R.38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (2019)

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by tmoore912, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

    H.R.38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (2019)
    Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 01/03/2019)
    Committees: House - Judiciary
    Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

    Text of the bill - https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/38/text?q={"search":"Reciprocity"}&r=2&s=7

    There is a Senate version as well -
    S.69 - A bill to allow reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.
    Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 01/09/2019)
    Committees: Senate - Judiciary
    Latest Action: Senate - 01/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

  2. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

    The last version of HR 38 (2017) died in the Senate after passing the House. Mitch McConnell did nothing to move it out of the Judiciary Committee for a full Senate vote. Nothing. The Republicans owned the House, the Senate and the White House and still this bill died in committee.

    Now the Dems control the House. I hate to be pessimistic but I don't see this going anywhere.

  3. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

    Actually no. Reps had a majority in the Senate but did not "own" it. To get there would require 60 supporting Senators. Dems had filibuster threatened should it get to the floor and Rs could not get the 60 votes to end that.

    Same with anything needing senate approval, except some financial/budget bills.

    It also applies to confirmation of judge, secretary or other nominated positions requireing senate approval. Harry Reid jumped hoops to get past that on a SCOTUS nominee. McConnell did also for Kavanaugh and Gorsuch Thats the only thing it has been used for.

    Just think, if Rs do it now, what happens when Ds control the Senate again? Say on lower level judges, gun control, taxes, medicare for all and such.