Concealed Weapon Reciprocity Act headed to the Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives approved allowing concealed handgun permit holders to use them in all other states with the same laws Wednesday.

North Dakota class 1 license holders already have reciprocity with 39 states.

This would help class 2 license holders who only have reciprocity with 25 states.

A few people we spoke to Wednesday said that doing your research on where you can carry your gun in other states is essential

The Conceal Carry Reciprocity Act allows permit holders to go to other state's with the same laws, to have the same rights.

"You should treat North Dakota residents the same when we're visiting, as you treat your own citizens when it comes to concealed weapon licenses," said North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

Although reciprocity with certain states has passed the house, gun owner's still have to follow state specific laws.

"As a responsible gun owner it is my rights to carry, but at the same time it's also my duty to be informed, to be safe and know where I should and should not be carrying,” said Nicholas Couture, Personal Defense Center owner.

North Dakota leads the nation for gun permit reciprocity with other states.

The bill is now headed to the Senate and then to the president's desk.