Concealed carry bill passes in the House, but the Senate will likely shut it down

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow gun owners’ concealed carry permits to be recognized across state lines.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which passed 231-198, has another measure attached to it designed to beef up the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS. That many believe the NICS bill could prevent future shootings like the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, last month.
The Air Force admitted it failed to report a domestic violence court-martial conviction for the Sutherland shooter, Devin Kelly, to the federal background database, as required by Pentagon rules. That information would have made him ineligible to buy a gun.
The legislation was initially two separate bills and 14 House Republicans voted against it.
Six Democrats voted in favor of the bill: Sanford Bishop (Ga.), Henry Cuellar (Texas), Vicente Gonzalez (Texas), Ron Kind (Wis.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), and Kurt Schrader (Ore.).
House GOP leaders said the bills were combined so that lawmakers would have to cast

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