HOW THEY VOTED: Most NY reps oppose expanding concealed carry gun rights

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Since a change in IL law in 2013, all states allow some form of concealed carry - although some have strict requirements to obtain a permit.

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. Opponents of the bill say that concealed carry reciprocity makes states like New Jersey less safe. Right now a person has to find out what the law says in each state that they are traveling in so they don't get arrested. Though she initially faced a prison term, Allen was required to participate in a pretrial intervention program and was later pardoned by Gov. Chris Christie.

The measure would let gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. This is completely false.

The FIX NICS Act (SB2135) gives incentives to federal agencies and states to improve their reporting of records into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System - and hold them accountable if they don't.

Most members of the New York House delegation opposed the concealed carry bill, including two Republicans - U.S. Reps.

According to NPR, the measure passed, 231-198, and is now headed for a stingy battle in the Senate. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no.


The Associated Press' report added that the change "is a top priority of the National Rifle Association", which helps explain why GOP lawmakers made this change to an otherwise bipartisan bill.

NY has some of the strongest gun laws in the country. "The Second Amendment right to bear arms is one of the most fundamental rights provided to us in the Constitution and I will proudly continue to stand up for the gun rights of Kentuckians".

We should also reject any claim that the NRA and its minions care much about "responsible" gun ownership; they'd be thrilled with an even more permissive environment that allowed anyone to buy whatever weapons they wanted. Sherill is a Navy veteran and former federal prosecutor. Today, the House just voted to create a huge new one.

"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?"

Gov. Andrew Cuomo discusses gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting. The group -Giffords- also ran tv ads this week informing voters that the bill would allow "nearly anyone with hidden, loaded guns would be allowed into communities".

A minimum of eight Democrats would need to support the package in the Senate for it to become law.

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