AG Urges Senate Not To Pass Handgun Reciprocity
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging U.S. Senate leaders to reject pending legislation that would establish handgun reciprocity among states.
Schneiderman says the bill, which has some 245 House cosponsors, would force states like New York with tougher handgun restrictions to allow visitors to carry their weapons obtained in other states with weaker laws.
In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, Schneiderman says reciprocity would increase the risk of violence against New Yorkers and make it harder for police to crack down on illegal guns.
New York requires every applicant for a handgun license to submit to a criminal background check and mental health review, which are not required in all states.
- from the Associated Press
Sunday, December 8, 2013, Watertown, NY
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