Rep. Maloney Condemns House Judiciary Republicans for Scheduling Markup on Concealed Carry Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of tomorrow’s House Judiciary Committee markup on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of the House Gun Violence Task Force, released the following statement:
“It is outrageous that barely two months after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, House Republicans are moving forward with a bill that would eviscerate state laws meant to keep people safe from gun violence. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would force all states to recognize concealed carry weapon permits from other states, regardless of how lax those state permitting laws may be. This bill puts us all at the mercy of the weakest gun laws in the country, even if we live in a state like New York that has effective gun safety laws. That is why law enforcement organizations from around country are so opposed to this legislation.
“New York State has some of the best, most effective gun safety laws in the country. We know these protections work and House Republicans have no right to curtail the safety reforms New York, and other states, have put in place to protect our residents. Lives will be put at risk if this bill passes. The Republican Leadership needs to come to its senses and actually improve our gun safety laws, not tear them down.”