It’s been months in the works, but this week, GOP Louisiana Sen. David Vitter and South Dakota Sen. John Thune introduced concealed carry reciprocity legislation in the U.S Senate. The bill would allow gun owners to carry their guns in states that permit concealed carry, regardless of whether those states require a permit or not, provided the gunholder honors the carry laws of the state he’s traveling through. One of the main goals was to allow states to move forward in a direction that permitted concealed carry without permits, should the state so choose.

The bill, called Respecting States’ Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, is substantively identical to language the GOP produced in 2009 and which received 58 of the 60 votes needed for passage.