Below the Radar: HR 5301 introduced by Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK)

Below the Radar: HR 5301 introduced by Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK)

Below the Radar: HR 5301 introduced by Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) United States – -( AmmoLand.com )- One reason legislation will fly in under the radar is because it is not flashy. There is no catchy title, and it often just gets filed. There may not be many cosponsors – if any. But some of these bills could make a huge difference. One such bill is HR 5301 , introduced by Representative Kevin Hern (R-OK). Hern did not even issue a press release with this legislation. The text takes two pages, and that is arguably due to the formatting on the first page. There’s no title. All it says is, “To amend title 18, United States Code, to permit certain individuals complying with State law to possess firearms.” So, what is this bill about? All it does is provide a huge boost to those who exercise their Second Amendment rights in the 16 states that have constitutional carry through an amendment to the Gun-Free School Zones Act. What is that boost? It modifies the law to reflect the reality that in those constitutional carry states, there is no need to have a concealed carry permit. The problem, when the Gun-Free School Zones Act passed, it didn’t take into account constitutional carry. The current law, found at 18 USC 922(q)(2) , outlaws carrying a firearm unless “the individual possessing the firearm is licensed to do so by the State in which the school zone is located or a political subdivision […]

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