AG Schneiderman Statement On Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

AG Schneiderman Statement On Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

This legislation passed the House 231-198.

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) also voted to allow law-abiding gun owners with a concealed carry permit to exercise their rights when traveling across state lines.

The new bill will allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license in Montana to carry in other states.

Beyond being a basic constitutional right, states that do not allow non-residents to carry concealed weapons leave these citizens in danger and with no real option for self-defense in instances of gun violence.

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the bill "most assuredly puts the safety of all police officers and the public at risk.". Other states, such as California, impose far more restrictions on gun ownership, choosing to interpret the Second Amendment's reference to a "well-regulated militia" as meaning that the right to bear arms is not absolute.

Ahead of the vote, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords's pro-gun control organization held a press conference in Morristown calling on Frelinghuysen to vote no on the bill. "The Congressman voted to make the job of our law enforcement agencies more hard and to allow untrained and potentially risky individuals to carry concealed weapons in New Jersey". American voters' tolerance is wearing thin for the mass bloodshed that accompanies looser gun laws. "With concealed carry reciprocity, those who legally hold a concealed carry permit in one state can carry in another state without fear of accidentally breaking its laws".

Kansas doesn't require a permit to carry concealed, so other states' permit standards wouldn't apply to Kansans traveling there.

Rep. Andy Harris, in a statement this week hailing the bill passing the House, said the legislation will in fact make the country safer.

The Air Force has acknowledged that the Texas shooter, Devin Kelley, should have had his name and domestic violence conviction submitted to the National Criminal Information Center database. Stefanik was a co-sponsor of the bill, known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Meanwhile, the Justice Department has already begun studying bump stocks, and could soon ban them.

Mr. Brandon, the ATF director, told the Senate that the ongoing federal review may find the government doesn't have authority to ban bump stocks. Sen.

The legislation faces an uncertain future in the Senate.

A similar bill is now pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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"I urge the Senate to reject this disastrous legislation".

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