Wednesday the House of Representatives is likely to pass legislation that would enable gun owners who have concealed-weapons permits from one state to carry their weapons to another state, regardless of the gun laws in that state.
Currently every state except Illinois issues some form of concealed weapons permit. Supporters of the bill say it creates a uniform standard; critics say it erodes state rights.
Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are considering a measure to tighten gun buyer background checks in the wake of January’s Tucson shooting rampage.
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- Martin Kady, congressional editor for Politico.