NYC DA: Concealed carry reciprocity bill ‘supported, I am sure, by ISIS’
By Andrew Shepperson
New York County District Attorney Cy Vance (Photo: Getty Images)
New York County District Attorney Cy Vance offered some interesting takes on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act this weekend, including saying the bill was most likely supported by the Islamic State.
Vance commented on the bill to radio host John Catsimatidis during a Sunday interview on AM 970 in New York. He argued the proposal, which was drafted to treat concealed carry permits like drivers’ licenses nationwide, would make New York City more susceptible to violent attacks.
“If that bill passes, I believe the safety, and the greater safety we have achieved will be at risk,” he said.
The legislation, which now has 200 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives, would amend federal law to allow lawful gun owners to carry concealed handguns in any state that permits the practice, so long as those individuals are eligible to carry concealed firearms in their home state.
Vance argued an increase in violence could occur if the bill becomes law, as people from states with looser gun laws than New York would be allowed to carry concealed firearms in the city.
“It would be completely legal for a person to bring a loaded gun or guns in New York as long as it