Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Rep. Smith Statement on Support for Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Dec 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on his vote in support of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38). Congressman Smith is an original co-sponsor of the legislation. The bill passed in the House by a vote of 231-198.

Rep. Smith: “As a carrier of a Concealed Handgun License, I support this bill that allows for citizens with concealed carry permits to carry a concealed firearm in other states so long as the other state doesn’t prohibit it. 

“The bill also includes commonsense measures to ensure our existing gun laws are enforced.”