The New York County District Attorney, Cy Vance, said that if Republicans pass national reciprocity for concealed carry permit holders, it would help the Islamic State. The DA was referring to Richard Hudson’s (R-NC) national reciprocity legislation–HR 38, saying: “this bill is supported, I’m sure, by ISIS.”
N.Y. District Attorney, Cy Vance perpetuated the disillusions of gun control by stating that concealed carry laws would be supported by ISIS, suggesting it would somehow be easier for ISIS to maim infidels if the infidels were armed…
Vance said these things during an interview on AM 970 and the The Hill quoted Vance, saying, “It would be completely legal for a person to bring a loaded gun or guns in New York as long as it was legal to possess them in the person’s home state. A guy from Idaho, where there’s no permitting requirement whatsoever, could carry his gun into New York city loaded, into Times Square.”
He said that Congressional members supporting national reciprocity are “playing into the hand” of the Islamic State, and he pointed to the “ease” of buying guns in certain states in an attempt to bolster his point. For this reason he said, “ISIS is paying close attention to this [national reciprocity] bill as well.”
National reciprocity is not about buying guns but rather mandating that all states recognize the rights detailed in the 2nd amendment, for the people to keep and bear arms for self defense or otherwise. It is disconcerting that the District Attorney doesn’t see how concealed carry laws have actually protected people from violence, and are not the cause of it.