"We cannot have a situation where Congress passes a law and the next thing you know is people are showing up in your community with hidden weapons that you, your state legislature, your mayors don't want to have happen," he said."
So, let me try to understand...
If both New Hampshire and Arizona have laws that allow their citizens to carry concealed weapons. Mayor Booker says that "cops and civilians would be at risk" if each state recognized the others' permit.
Mr. Booker, just HOW do you figure that? If I live in NH and I have a permit, and I go to Arizona, how am I more of a threat simply because I'm in another state?
Allowing states to recognize each others permits does not in any way create a greater hazard - if I am not a threat in NH, I'm not a threat in AZ.
As for "showing up in your community with hidden weapons that you, your state legislature don't want to have happen", well, that is not even part of the issue. If YOUR state does not have a concealed carry law, then your state is not even subject to reciprocity - you don't have to recognize ANY permit. The proposed bill only says states that HAVE concealed carry laws will accept each others' permits. So, once again liberals are clouding the issue with Bullcrap, using fear mongering to try and win their point. Typical liberal dishonesty.
These liberals are so nuts! They use completely bogus arguments to try and win their point.
As for stricter gun laws, EVERY city, every state and every nation that passed strict anti-gun laws have suffered MORE violent crime, not less. I suggest that is because criminals do not obey gun laws, and see "no gun" areas as "easy pickings". For example, Norway, with strict gun laws had approximately 500 murders last year while America had 10,500. But Norway's population is only 4.9 million, while ours is 320 million. Therefore, Norway's murder rate per capita is 3 times higher than in America.
Norway - one murder for every 9800 people. America - one muder for every 30,500 people.
Thank God for guns.