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House clears reciprocal concealed carry bill

House clears reciprocal concealed carry bill

"This legislation is risky for the state of MA, our law enforcement officers, and our residents". It now goes to the Senate. The bill is the first gun legislation in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. But critics point out that different states have different reqirements for obtaining such licenses. But critics of the bill say it undermines each individual state's ability to set its own requirements for issuing those permits.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is calling a bill on concealed carry reciprocity that just passed the House of Representatives a potential "public safety disaster". Its fate remains uncertain in the Senate, the Washington Post reported. It is expected to face harsher opposition in the Senate.

Republicans said the bill would allow gun owners to travel freely without worrying about conflicting state laws.

John Rosenthal, co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence, a leading gun control group in MA, which issued the statement Wednesday, noted that the bill is being brought forward after the horrific massacres at a concert in Las Vegas and at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. "Any measures that would contribute to the increase of firearms in NY could only jeopardize the level of safety that New Yorkers have benefited from through effective gun control".

Democrats also criticized Republicans for including a bill on background checks in the concealed-carry legislation.

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of doing the bidding of the National Rifle Association, which calls the concealed-carry law its top legislative priority.

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., called the bill an attempt to undermine states' rights, "hamstring law enforcement and allow risky criminals to walk around with hidden guns anywhere and at any time".

An original co-sponsor of the legislation, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted yesterday for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill that would allow any Tennessean licensed to carry a concealed handgun in his home state, to carry it in another where concealed-carry is also legal, as long that person follows local law.

"If more guns made people safer, we'd be the safest country on earth", said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.

"Several years after being shot in the head, I've learned a lot - how to walk again, how to talk again, and how to start each day ready to change the world, " she said in a statement. "But today, I'm furious. Let's be clear: These politicians are trading our safety for political contributions from the gun lobby".


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