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House votes to sharply expand concealed-carry gun rights

Dec. 6, 2017 at 10:48 p.m.


WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday easily passed a sweeping expansion of the right to carry concealed firearms virtually anywhere in the country, putting the fate of the National Rifle Association's top legislative priority in the hands of a divided Senate.

The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no.

It is the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people..

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