Concealed-carry vote a slap at NJ

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity
Nancy Pelosi: GOP Using National Reciprocity to Arm 'Violent Criminals'

08 December, 2017

A move to sidestep a patchwork of reciprocity laws and agreements between states made it halfway through Congress on Wednesday carrying background check system fixes along for the ride. Leonard Lance (R-7) and Chris Smith (R-4)- voted no on the legislation, the first gun-related bill to be put up for a House vote since the deadly October mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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The legislation now heads to the Senate. We wouldn't recommend holding your breathe in hopes of a quick ruling, however. All Americans, including law-abiding gun owners, agree that violent criminals should not have legal access to firearms.

The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons.

He and other Republicans compared the concealed-carry permit to a driver's license that is valid in any state. In 2013, Ms. Allen, a single mother of two, was arrested in New Jersey for unlawful possession of a weapon even though she was licensed to carry a concealed firearm in her home state of Pennsylvania.

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Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin was the only Long Island representative to vote in favor of the concealed carry bill.

It's rare to see bipartisan agreement in Congress on any kind of legislation related to gun policy, but Democrats and Republicans recently agreed to a modest measure to improve national background check system.

"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?" In New York, a concealed-carry license can be applied for in the county where the applicant lives based on stringent criteria, but the state does not recognize licenses from other states.

"Nobody knows better than local law enforcement officers who should or shouldn't be permitted to carry a gun in their neighborhood". Federal law prohibits convicted felons from buying firearms.

Twelve states do not require permits, which means residents of those states could be allowed to carry a concealed weapon in NY without ever having a background check or meeting any other safety requirements. Other states, which have "shall" issue instead of "may" issue clauses regarding concealed carry permits, are much more permissive.

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