On Wednesday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted in favor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. If the Senate passes the bill, it will then head to the President's desk for signing. "Only the NRA could propose something so ill-considered, risky and vile".
Schneiderman: "Today, the House voted to strip NY law enforcement of their right to enforce common sense policies that keep New Yorkers safe from the scourge of gun violence". Dan Donovan and Peter King.
"After two of our nation's worst mass shootings, Congress took direct instruction from the gun lobby and passed a bill that will override existing state laws and allow unsafe, untrained people to carry guns in every state and every city".
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The school is located in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation , about 180 miles north of Albuquerque. The Bloomfield Police Department is asking parents to stay away from the school until further notice.
The bill would make concealed carry licenses in one state valid across state lines.
The claim that gun ownership stops crime is common in the US and that belief drives laws that make it easy to own and keep firearms. Many rural states have lax concealed-carry requirements that do not require specific training or a clean criminal record.
Having firsthand experience with hostile, anti-gun jurisdictions and their efforts to deprive people of their fundamental, individual right to bear arms, we applaud this excellent first step in restoring access to the Second and Fourteenth Amendment's guarantees of individual liberty. "If this law were to pass, someone with a gun permit from a state with low standards could legally carry a firearm in NY, even if their background would prevent them from legally obtaining a permit here".
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It also addresses the modern issue of mass shootings by giving state and government agencies incentive to update the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) with the most current information. "The Congressman voted to make the job of our law enforcement agencies more hard and to allow untrained and potentially unsafe individuals to carry concealed weapons in New Jersey".
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the legislation would help prevent violence and clear-up confusion about existing law.
The passage of the bill is a startling development after recent mass shootings that have rocked the nation and sparked calls for tightening, rather than loosening, gun regulations.
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"In collaboration with local law enforcement, we have managed to meaningfully reduce shootings in NY, making it the safest large city in the United States", Williams continued.