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Marty Walsh on Gun Control

 

 


Opposes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

In Boston, but we've come a long way. We're grateful for the common-sense laws that help us do our jobs. We will fight any national policy that threatens to send us backward.

That includes a bill called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which passed in the House last week. It would force each state to recognize the concealed-carry standards of every other state, even those with dramatically weaker standards for who can get their hands on a gun. Given that the gun lobby has blocked the creation of a national database, it would be extremely difficult for local police to determine whether those out-of-state permits were even legitimate. Law enforcement all over the country strongly opposes this legislation.

If the US Senate passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity, people from other states who have criminal histories, who would never pass a background check in Massachusetts, would be able to carry a loaded, concealed gun into our neighborhoods. We know this is a bad idea.

Source: Martin Walsh & William Evans OpEd in Boston Globe , Dec 14, 2017

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