Maloney Slams Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Source: Queens Gazette: I On Politics

By John Toscano

After the passage of H.R. 38, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), released the following statement:

“We have a gun violence epidemic in this country and it is glaringly obvious to anyone paying attention that our pathetically weak federal gun safety laws need major improvements. Yet instead of standing up to the NRA and working to actually make our country safer, House Republicans today passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill strongly opposed by law enforcement organizations across the nation because it will put more lives at risk.

“Under this bill, someone who couldn’t get a concealed carry permit in New York would all of sudden be able to carry a concealed gun in New York City, as long as they have a permit from another state. New York has some of the most effective gun safety laws in the country. But, our efforts to keep our residents safe from gun violence would be eviscerated by this bill, which would put everyone at the mercy of the weakest gun laws in the country. It’s far past time for Congress to stand up to the NRA and enact sensible gun safety laws, not tear them down.”

Maloney spoke on the floor against this bill during debate.