The House approved a Republican bill that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines.

The House of Representatives approved the bill Wednesday, 231-198.

The bill is a top priority of the National Rifle Association (NRA), which calls it an important step to allow gun owners to travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state laws or civil suits.

Opponents, mostly Democrats, say the bill could endanger public safety by overriding state laws that place strict limits on guns.

NY1's Michael Herzenberg went to Times Square and got reaction from New Yorkers.