Democratic attorney generals from 17 states are telling Congress to abandon legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow concealed-carry gun permits that were issued in one states to be valid in all states, reports The Washington Times.
These democratic prosecutors went so far as to say that the proposals being debated on Capitol Hill “will lead to the death of police officers and civilians, the proliferation of gun traffickers, and acts of terrorism and other mass violence.”
These top democratic attorneys won’t say what their actions are really doing, but continuing to try to take away American citizens their second amendment right. Democrats are still using the tragic deaths 58 people in Las Vegas to push their political agenda as well.
“With the worst shooting in American history fresh in our memory, we urge you and your colleagues to reject these ill-conceived bills,” write the attorneys general in a letter organized by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Gun lobbyist have been trying to gain as much ground as they can with Washington in complete Republican control right now and are pressing for looser gun restrictions.
The NRA does not appear to be backing down from any of its support for any of their 2017 legislative priorities, which include legislation that would make it easier to buy gun silencers.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which already has more than 200 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives, “remains the NRA’s top legislative priority,” said Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the NRA’s lobbying arm.
Baker said the current “patchwork of state and local laws” creates confusion that “often leads to law-abiding gun owners running afoul of the law when they exercise their right to self-protection while traveling or temporarily living away from home.”
Supporters of the act have argued that this kind of legislation can potential help protect truck drivers and women traveling across state lines alone at night.
Not only are Democratic attorney trying to shut down the act, but the gun control groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety, which is back by billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg who vowed earlier in the year to spend “what it takes” to defeat the legislation.
“‘An AP-GfK poll conducted last week found that 61 percent of Americans believe the nation’s gun laws should be more tough, while 27 percent want them to stay the same and another 11 percent want them less strict,’ reports the Washington Times.”
The Democratic attorney generals claim that this new act would help criminals avoid permit requirements altogether should they assert residence in one of the 12 states that allow gun owners to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.
“After each tragedy we lament the loopholes in our federal gun laws. It’s vital that we not create another one,” Schneiderman said.