November 29, 2017 |
Some of New York City's district attorneys went to Washington on Wednesday to protest a new gun bill on the same day the bill passed a House of Representatives committee.
"The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would be, I think, the single most destructive bill we could pass to affect the public safety we have achieved, and affect it negatively," said Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. "Individuals could come in with loaded weapons into New York City, and probably hundreds of thousands when you consider we have 46 million visitors outside the United States into New York."
The bill would require all 50 states to recognize concealed carry permits — meaning someone who bought a weapon outside of New York's borders could legally bring it into the city.
The DAs met with lawmakers and expressed their opposition to the bill, which they argue would make the city more dangerous.