A bill requiring states to honor the concealed carry permits of interstate travelers won House approval this week, but not all gun owners are celebrating.

With Rep. Richard Hudson’s H.R. 38, “The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,” picking up over 200 co-sponsors, it was hurtling toward easy passage.

That’s when GOP leaders tacked on two additional bills lauded by anti-gun activists.

As a result, the NRA-backed bill that passed the House doesn’t just strengthen a NICS program that has been repeatedly shown to illegally retain information on gun owners.

It also “studies” potential bans on gun accessories like bump stocks.

The Senate must kill this bill and bring it back to the House as a pure concealed carry bill with no anti-gun Trojan horses.

The original, unaltered bill doesn’t just guarantee gun owners with concealed carry permits in their home states can carry concealed when traveling across state lines, it specifically guarantees that right to residents of Constitutional Carry states, where no permission slip or background check are needed.

That made it a dramatic improvement over past concealed carry reciprocity bills, and drew shrieks of horror from anti-gun activists.

Despite that, it became one of the most widely-supported pro-gun bills in recent years.

Even with the addition of Constitutional Carry states, and the media furor over the Las Vegas massacre, H.R. 38 was going to pass the House by an overwhelming margin.

So gun grabbers pounced, using reciprocity to tack on two amendments to a bill that would have passed without them.

The first required government agencies to report more records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which compares the names and identities of Americans looking to buy guns from federally-licensed dealers with the names of prohibited buyers.

But there are two problems with that.  The expanded reporting will almost certainly rope in people incorrectly entered into government databases.

It also reinforces a NICS program that virtually every audit shows is being illegally used to retain information on gun owners and build a national list of Americans who own guns, what guns they own, and where they can be found.

By tacking NICS expansion onto the bill, the NRA and Republicans endorsed government efforts to build national gun registration.

The NRA should instead be seeking to repeal the NICS program that repeatedly fails to stop mass shootings, and whose only success is denying guns to lawful buyers through false matches and supplying the federal government with records for a national gun owner registry.

The bill also includes funds for a federal study on bump stocks.  Bump stocks are a rare, but lawful, gun accessory allowing a gun owner to pull the trigger on semi-automatic firearms more quickly.

The Las Vegas shooter used a bump stock to increase his rate of fire.  Despite that, there is currently not enough support in Congress to ban them.

As a result, anti-gun activists have been demanding a federal study on them.  With no statistics showing they cause crime, and no support for a ban, the only purpose of a study is to build a case for banning them.

And the NRA swallowed the bait.  A clean, pro-gun, bill is now saddled with two poisonous amendments that present a clear and dangerous threat to gun owners.

They are not needed and haven’t added a single vote to support for concealed carry reciprocity.

The bill, as it currently stands, is anti-gun.

The Senate must either strip out the NICS and bump stock language and pass a clean bill, or kill it and demand the House pass concealed carry reciprocity that doesn’t serve as a Trojan Horse for gun grabbers.