Local Lawmakers Oppose Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

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We'd like to see significantly tighter gun controls on the federal level, but that's something legislators clearly lack the courage to accomplish. Number two, her tweet ignores the fact that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding citizens.

The House of Representatives voted yesterday on a hide and carry bill that could have a huge impact on interstate truckers who drive with firearms for personal protection.

The process for getting a concealed carry permit in NY is among the toughest in the nation.

Historically, each state has determined its own scheme for regulating concealed carry, which led to the current patchwork of varying laws and standards across the country.

Considering the timing, several Democrats are not happy about the bill, and have said times like these call for stricter, not looser gun legislation.

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"Nobody knows better than local law enforcement officers who should or shouldn't be permitted to carry a gun in their neighborhood".

The argument from 50-state-carry proponents that driver's licenses are valid in all 50 states once issued by each one misses the mark. "The Second Amendment right to bear arms is one of the most fundamental rights provided to us in the Constitution and I will proudly continue to stand up for the gun rights of Kentuckians".

The FIX NICS Act (SB2135) gives incentives to federal agencies and states to improve their reporting of records into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System - and hold them accountable if they don't. During the committee markup of the bill, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep.

"I think the structure of what this law will seek to do is unprecedented, and it's also unconstitutional because it violates core principals of federalism", said J. Adam Skaggs, chief counsel for the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "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". What's more, NY is one of only a handful of states that don't honor hide carry permits from any other states.

"Republicans are inviting violent criminals, domestic abusers, convicted stalkers, and those who have never undergone a background check or received any gun safety training the green light to carry their concealed weapons wherever they want", she added. Instead, we have the highest rate of gun deaths.

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