Dem  GOP    Vote: 663  H R 38  6-Dec-2017
Yes 231 6
225
No 198 184
14
No Vote 4 3
1
Present 0  
 

Concealed-Carry Over States’ Rights
A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate.

Voting 231 for and 198 against, the House on Dec. 6, 2017, sent the Senate a bill (HR 38) making it easier for travelers to carry concealed, loaded handguns from state to state. The bill would federalize the patchwork of state laws on concealed handguns. It does so by requiring every state to recognize every other state's concealed-carry permit or authority. In part, this would allow residents of the 12 states that do not require permits to legally carry concealed handguns in the many states that deny permits to domestic-abusers, stalkers and convicted felons. The bill also would tighten reporting requirements for the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

John Rutherford, R-Fla., said the bill ensures that "law-abiding citizens can retain the constitutional right to bear arms legally across state lines and hopefully be able to stop a violent incident. None of our other constitutional rights stop at a state line. Our Second Amendment rights should not stop at that line either."

Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said the bill "brings us down to the level of the lowest, most permissive laws in the country. My state doesn't give concealed carry permits to domestic abusers, to violent offenders and to dangerously unstable people. Don't drag us down to the lowest level. Protect states' rights."

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate.
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Virginia Tally
Wittman (R-1)   Yea Montross, VA  
Taylor (R-2)   Yea Virginia Beach, VA  
Scott (VA) (D-3 )   Nay Newport News, VA  
McEachin (D-4)   Nay Richmond, VA  
Garrett (R-5 )   Yea Buckingham County, VA  
Goodlatte (R-6 )   Yea Roanoke, VA  
Brat (R-7)   Yea Glen Allen, VA  
Beyer (D-8 )   Nay Alexandria, VA  
Griffith (R-9 )   Yea Salem, VA  
Comstock (R-10 )   Yea McLean, VA  
Connolly (D-11 )   Nay Mantua, VA