The concealed carry reciprocity bill (H.R. 38) has just reached 200 backers in Congress.
With 199 cosponsors, plus chief sponsor Richard Hudson (R-NC), support for the bill has reached an almost unprecedented level of support.
GOA will continue working to get more cosponsors. And we will continue to encourage current sponsors of the bill to lobby their fellow Representatives to join them in cosponsoring H.R. 38.
It is almost certain to us that we -- today -- have the 218 votes (out of 435) we need in order to pass H.R. 38 in the House.
In the Senate, we believe we're close to the 60 votes we need to break a filibuster.
Bottom line: There is no reason that we should wait to move this legislation through the House.
If H.R. 38 doesn't move until then, it will be clear to us that Paul Ryan has no serious interest in passing this legislation.
We want the bill to move quickly … sooner than later.
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