Congressman Williams Votes to Protect Second Amendment Rights
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), released the following statement Wednesday afternoon after the House passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, that he is a cosponsor of:
“I am, and will forever be, a champion for the Second Amendment. I am a proud cosponsor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and I applaud my House colleagues on passing this critical legislation. American citizen’s constitutional rights are not contingent upon invisible borders, and this bill protects the rights of those who follow the law, and exercise their right to self-protect.
“This bill also strengthens and streamlines background checks by including the Fix the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act. In addition to addressing and fixing issues in the current law, it also incentivizes states and federal agencies to upload records to NICS, and penalizes agencies that fail to report relevant criminal records. While it is important that we do not punish law-abiding citizens, it is also important that we take necessary measures to ensure firearms do not get into the hands of criminals.”
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed the House by a vote of 231-198.