Rep. Black Statement on House Passage of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38) by a vote of 231-198:
"The Second Amendment is a fundamental right of the American people, and its protections do not end at the state line. In Tennessee alone, thousands of honest, law abiding citizens hold valid legal permits to carry a firearm and we believe in our Constitutional right to do so. Just as a driver’s license is recognized from one state to another, carry permit holders must be allowed to exercise this right safely and appropriately no matter which states they visit en route to their destination. I am proud to support this Act and will continue fighting for our rights under the Constitution."
Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as Chairman of the House Budget Committee and a member of the Ways and Means Committee.