Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Frosh Calls Concealed Carry Bill A 'Public Safety Disaster' In Making

Frosh Calls Concealed Carry Bill A 'Public Safety Disaster' In Making

Schumer noted that the proposed legislation would create serious problems for law enforcement officers across NY and in the five boroughs, especially when it comes to verifying permits granted by other states, because there is no national database.

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik voted yesterday in favor of a measure that would allow people with concealed carry permits to cross state lines with their firearms.

"Just days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, the NRA is engaging their allies in Congress to push through a risky national concealed carry reciprocity law, which begs the question: how low can you go?"

The bill's proponents say the gun owners' licenses should be honored the same way that a driver's license in one state is honored in other states.

State gun laws vary across the United States; some states issue permits to convicted felons through loopholes in background check laws, convicted violent misdemeanants, people wanted on warrants, and those subject to orders of protection. After spending 40 days in jail and losing her job, she was pardoned by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

"The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is the culmination of a 30-year movement recognizing the right of all law-abiding Americans to defend themselves, and their loved ones, including when they cross state lines", Cox said. This is completely false. Stefanik was a co-sponsor of the bill, known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.

Moreover, we will continue to work towards improving the Fix NICS Act through amendments that protect against anti-gun executive agencies and bureaucrats, as well as establishing a system that allows people to check their firearm eligibility and correct defects in their record before police officers are sent to their homes.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation supports the new bill. Two New Jersey Republican House members -Reps. This legislation passed the House 231-198.

Six Democrats supported the bill and 14 Republicans - perhaps mindful of being labeled hypocrites - voted against it. The bill is a top priority of the National Rifle Association. He said police aren't now able to determine whether a person carrying a loaded gun has a valid permit to do so, because a national database of such permits doesn't exist. They also say that, under the legislation, gun owners will only have to abide by requirements of the most lenient states.

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