Today, February 21, two important pro-gun bills passed the House of Representatives. House Bill 1169, the constitutional/permitless carry bill, passed the House with a 83-9 vote and House Bill 1310, the school carry bill, passed with a 73-19 vote. Both of these bills will now go to the Senate for further consideration. Your NRA-ILA will keep you updated on the status of these two important bills as they continue progressing through the legislative process.
HB 1169, introduced by state Representative Rick Becker (R-7), would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry. This bill recognizes a law-abiding adult’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses. HB 1169 will make the current permitting system optional to allow citizens to obtain permits and take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.
HB 1310, introduced by state Representative Dwight Kiefert (R-24), would allow individuals who possess a valid concealed weapons license to carry on school property under certain circumstances. Self-defense is the fundamental right of every person. The basic function of the Second Amendment is to protect the ability of law-abiding people to fight back effectively against those who would wrongfully deprive us of life and liberty. That right does not end at an arbitrary boundary.
Once again, stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on these bills.