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AG's office adds voice to opposition of concealed-carry legislation

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:17 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. » Attorneys general in Hawaii and nine other states have written to U.S. Senate leaders urging them to stop legislation that would allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed firearms across state lines.

Letters sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., say the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act would restrict their states' ability to control gun permits inside their borders, forcing them to recognize permits from states with weak oversight and making it harder to prosecute illegal gun traffickers.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says 68 percent of the guns used in New York crimes last year were traced to other states.

The other attorneys general included in the letter are from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon, along with Pennsylvania's attorney general-elect.

The bill is supported by the National Rifle Association. The organization says the bill allows owners to protect themselves in other states.

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SteveToo wrote:
What happened to the second amendment?
on November 30,2012 | 06:48AM
eoe wrote:
What happened to state's rights?
on November 30,2012 | 10:31AM
loquaciousone wrote:
No one ever remember who come in second so the first amendment trumps the second amendment.
on November 30,2012 | 10:43AM
allie wrote:
Many out here carry concealed weapons. The law does not stop them at all.
on November 30,2012 | 06:50AM
hawaiikone wrote:
They're called criminals, hon.
on November 30,2012 | 07:00AM
mrluke wrote:
Nothing new here, folks!
on November 30,2012 | 06:59AM
st1d wrote:
don't worry, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
on November 30,2012 | 07:40AM
false wrote:
Just a matter of them showing up though.
on November 30,2012 | 10:07AM
Morimoto wrote:
Don't worry, after you're dead or raped, the police will try their best to find whoever did this and if they are caught maybe, just maybe they'll be sent to prison.
on November 30,2012 | 07:47AM
brian606 wrote:
and after credit for time served, the criminal might even be off the street for a couple of days
on November 30,2012 | 09:26AM
mongoosa wrote:
AG's office is full of retired HPD doubledippers who already can carry.....only for the select few and that's how they want to keep it.
on November 30,2012 | 08:18AM
ethann81 wrote:
you got that right, and that's how we like it.
on November 30,2012 | 11:22AM
hawaiikone wrote:
If it wasn't for the 2nd, you'd really have it made.
on November 30,2012 | 01:42PM
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