States should have the right to set the rules for carrying concealed weapons in their borders, and they traditionally have done so.
The House passed a bill December 6 that would make permits to carry a concealed weapon issued in one state valid in all other states, similarly to how driver's licenses are recognized across state lines.
The effect of the bill would be to create what amounts to a national gun license that must be recognized even by states with far more sensible, restrictive gun controls, like New Jersey.
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And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned us in October: This proposal is particularly risky to NY because the Empire State applies some of the most thorough background screenings on concealed carry permit applicants in the country. We wouldn't recommend holding your breathe in hopes of a quick ruling, however. "The irony is not lost on me; this bill epitomizes federal overreach and undermines states' rights to regulate firearms - especially in states like New Jersey who have made tremendous progress to limit the proliferation of guns", she said. The legislation, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, makes the concealed carry permit of one state valid in the other 49.
The bill was linked with legislation to improve the national background check system for gun purchases, a measure that has rare bipartisan consensus. This country has the highest rate of gun ownership in the developed world.
Both parties saw defections with 14 Republicans- including the head of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky- casting "no" votes while six Democrats jumped ship to support the bill.
The point of the policy is to effectively override state-based conceal-carry restrictions. Federal law prohibits convicted felons from buying firearms.
Gabrielle Giffords, who left the House after becoming a victim of gun violence in her home state of Arizona and started a gun-control group, said that "Congress has failed the American people" and moved toward making the country less safe.
"Establishing nationwide reciprocity will streamline regulations allowing permit holders to cross state lines without the worry of breaking the law", Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford, said in a statement.
On Thursday, American provided an update that only "a few hundred" flights in December were without assigned pilots. American was able to reach a deal with its pilots' union which represents the airline's over 15,000 active pilots.
At the event, Nigeria were drawn in Group D with two-time former World Cup winners Argentina , Croatia , and Iceland . Morocco will have their work cut out against Cristiano Ronaldo and company, as well as 2010 World Champions Spain.
North winds of 8 to 14 miles per hour and a relative humidity in the low 20's caused the fire to spread rapidly to the south. The owner had been ordered to evacuate at 5 a.m. this morning with homes in the 1300 address range reportedly on fire .
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The person who died was pronounced dead at the scene while five injured were transported to an area hospital, according to police. Police said two people got into a fight and stabbed each other before the deadly hit-and-run.
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Final day for 2017 Toys for Tots registration
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