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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, House Resolution 38, currently before the 115th
3United States Congress, would create national reciprocity for
4concealed-carry licenses, requiring every state to accept the
5permits of the other 49, regardless of differences in standards
6for who is eligible to bring a concealed gun into public areas;
7and
8 WHEREAS, Licenses to carry concealed guns are issued by
9state and local authorities, who also decide which outside
10licenses that they will accept; this creates a confusing
11patchwork that often makes accidental criminals of gun owners
12who travel with their weapons, but do not know the local laws;
13and
14 WHEREAS, The passage of H.R. 38 would simplify these laws
15and expand the places that a law-abiding gun owner could safely
16carry their weapon in the event that they needed to defend
17themselves; therefore, be it
18 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
19HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE
20CONCURRING HEREIN, that we urge the 115th United States
21Congress to pass House Resolution 38 to create national
22reciprocity for concealed-carry licenses to simplify the laws

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1and allow law-abiding gun owners to safely carry their weapons
2in the event that they needed to defend themselves; and be it
3further
4 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
5delivered to President Donald Trump, U.S. Senate Majority
6Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck
7Schumer, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, U.S. House of
8Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and all members
9of the Illinois Congressional Delegation.