Attorney General Schneiderman Argues Against Gun Reciprocity Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP)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 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 and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Schneiderman says reciprocity would increase the risk of violence against New Yorkers and make it harder for police to crack down on illegal guns.

He says 92 percent of traced guns recovered from 2009 crimes in New York City, which has strict limits on handgun licensing, came from other states.

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  1. Nanjing03 says:

    Attorney General Schneiderman — grow up and behave yourself.

  2. Carl from Chicago says:

    I agree with this reciprocity bill.

  3. The Facts says:

    This politician has been against our gun rights during his entire career. This is nothing new for him as a long time liberal.

  4. Mikey says:

    Well we all know how out of state drivers run over all our New Yorkers with their cars and trucks. Because they have out of state drivers lic’s.. Same thing with handgun carry permits. Blood in the streets! Yea,right ! Keep New Yorkers unarmed and helpless. That way the politicians will remain in total control. They all have handgun carry permits or bodyguards but not you,the average citizen. Your not allowed to defend yourself. If new Yorkers see out of stater’s carrying they might want to be able to do that also. Can’t have that you know!

  5. Mark G in Orange County says:

    AG Schneiderman ought to pour himself a cup of coffee and stop all the BS. No one is supporting the possession of illegal handguns. This bill allows for a non NY resident person to carry in NY when he/she has an legal out of state handgun licence. The licencing process is not that much different in other states and it is much different than laws regulating driver licences all reciprocal.

    1. Michael H. says:

      Some states have very lax handgun licensing laws. You should take a quick look and see just how easy it is to carry in some states.

      1. Wake Up says:

        So a guy licensed in another state (with so called lax rules) will now come to NYS to commit crimes cause its now legal for him to carry here?

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