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Reject concealed-carry gun law expansion

Reject concealed-carry gun law expansion

The House vote comes in the aftermath of a recent wave of deadly mass shootings across the nation.

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"Under this bill, one could purchase multiple handguns in any state where one lived or had a residency", said Manhattan DA Cy Vance. While there have been cases in which penalties for such violations have been excessive, the solution isn't to force everyone to honor the permits regardless of how lax the home-state criteria for obtaining the permits may have been. The US House Judiciary Committee [official website] approved the bill late last month despite severe opposition to the bill from 17 states [JURIST report]. Its fate remains uncertain in the Senate, the Washington Post reported.

"This radical Republican bill is a direct threat to public safety", Pelosi said in a statement. "This bill, will allow a law-abiding citizen to carry concealed gun only if they are not federally prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm".

Our senior senator pointed out that states such as North Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan and Georgia, to name just a handful, have gun permit standards that are not as safe as NY and geographies that are much more rural than urban. "Taking that authority away from those most qualified to make that determination is irresponsible and risky", he said.

It's the first gun measure of any kind considered by Congress in the aftermath of two major mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas.

However, the legislation only drew the support of six Democrats nationally, none of them from New Jersey.

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H.R. 38 passed the House Wednesday on a vote of 231-198.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where many political analysts say it faces an uphill battle.

If it ultimately passes, the bill is expected to be challenged on the idea that it is an illegal intrusion into state's rights.

"This vote marks a watershed moment for Second Amendment rights", said Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action. "They say it will eliminate the confusion of varying state-by-state laws and protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans". New Jersey is one of just 10 states that do not already recognize out-of-state concealed carry permits, which only reinforces the fact that New Jersey remains one of the leaders in understanding the value of tight gun controls.

"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.

"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".

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