“Democratic New York electeds are becoming increasingly alarmed by a bill in Congress that they say strip the rights of states to regulate conceal and carry laws … U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is appearing on former Gov. David Paterson’ WOR radio show this afternoon at 5:10 p.m, previously sent a letter to all 50 U.S. governors alerting them to the bill … And Attorney General Eric Schneiderman also took the issue last week writing in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell …”
Two fringe politicians out of hundreds of elected local, state and federal representatives from all across the state are complaining about the bill. McCarthy’s letter has accomplished nothing, which isn’t surprising considering the vast majority of governors represent states which view New York gun laws as far outside the mainstream, while both Reid & McConnell are blowing off Schneiderman. If there was serious concern by our local elected officials about H.R. 822 there would be a lot more people complaining about it.