DA McMahon speaks out against concealed-carry legislation

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 7, 2017

He called the bill the "culmination of a 30-year movement recognizing the right of all law-abiding Americans to defend themselves, and their loved ones, including when they cross state lines".

The NRA awarded Rep. DesJarlais an "A" grade for his work to protect Americans' gun rights.

"This vote marks a watershed moment for Second Amendment rights, " said Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.

A woman who survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas is describing in wrenching detail of how she remained by the side of one of the victims as he died.

A bill that would allow Kansas residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit in any state has passed the U.S. House with the support of all four Kansas representatives.

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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. Two months after two of the deadliest shootings in USA history, Republicans were "brazenly moving to hand the NRA the biggest item on its Christmas wish list", she said.

McMahon was among many city officials who denounced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCRA) for NY state.

The House was expected to vote Wednesday on the concealed-carry measure, the first gun legislation in Congress since the Las Vegas shooting and another in Texas that killed more than two dozen people.

MA law enforcement officials and gun regulation advocates are anxious that there will be more guns in the streets if Congress passes a bill that would require the state to honor concealed-carry gun permits issued in other states.

Rep. Andy Harris, in a statement this week hailing the bill passing the House, said the legislation will in fact make the country safer.

The bill was linked with legislation to improve the national background check system for gun purchases, a measure that has rare bipartisan consensus.

The Air Force has acknowledged that the Texas shooter, Devin Kelley, should have had his name and domestic violence conviction submitted to the National Criminal Information Center database. He called it a cynical maneuver to force Democrats to cast a politically unpopular vote against background checks. Dianne Feinstein of California, the Judiciary panel's top ranking Democrat, said the uncertainty demands that Congress quickly approve legislation "to ban these unsafe devices".

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