The House passed a bill Wednesday that would require states to honor permits issued by other states that allow people to carry concealed weapons. One of the leading opponents of the bill is Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-Garden City, whose husband, Dennis, was one of six people shot to death on a Long Island Rail Road train on Dec.7, 1993. 2nd District Rep. Steve Israel also voted against the bill, according to Open Congress.
What do you think about the National-Right-to-Carry-Reciprocity Act? Do you think we should allow more people to carry concealed weapons?
Editor's Note: This text has been corrected to reflect Rep. Israel's nay vote in House Roll Call #852, H R 822 To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State. The original text incorrectly referenced his yay vote on House Roll Call #851, On a Motion to Recommit HR 822 with Instructions.