Wednesday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) voted in support of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. “This important legislation improves the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to prevent the sale or transfer of firearms to felons and other individuals prohibited from legally obtaining a firearm. “ Said Huizenga.
H.R. 38, known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, requires states to recognize the concealed gun carry permits of visitors from other states.The National Rifle Association, said in a release, "Law-abiding citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense while traveling across state lines without fear of unknowingly breaking the law." Critics of the law say that it will become harder for individual states to regulate firearms as a result.