King Votes to Protect Iowans’ Second Amendment Rights
House Judiciary Committee Passes King Cosponsored “Concealed Carry Reciprocity” Legislation
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King released the following statement following House Judiciary Committee passage of important legislation he cosponsored that protects Iowans’ ability to legally carry concealed firearms. King, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, voted in favor of H.R. 38, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,” during committee action yesterday evening. The legislation now moves out of committee and is eligible for consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives.
“Law abiding Iowans with concealed carry licenses are exercising our rights under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, and our Second Amendment rights do not end at our state’s border,” said King. “H.R. 38 ensures that a concealed carry license in Iowa will be honored in any other state that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms. This is important legislation that serves notice to gun-grabbers that their efforts to restrict the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms through excessive and burdensome state licensing schemes will not be tolerated.”