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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 16:33

Gen. Weirich Joins Opposition to Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

April 4, 2017 – Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich on Tuesday joined fellow prosecutors and other officials across the country in urging Congress to turn down proposed legislation that would require states to honor concealed-carry firearms permits issued in other states.
Gen. Weirich was among more than a dozen district attorneys, legislators and law enforcement officials who gathered at the Millenium Hilton in New York City with Manhattan Dist. Atty. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. for a press conference announcing opposition to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCR).
“The CCR would be a tremendous step backward for the safety of citizens in every state of the union.” said General Weirich. “This legislation creates a forum-shopping environment for dangerous or questionable owners to bypass strong concealed-carry laws in one state for weaker laws in another state. This is a bill that everyone, especially responsible gun owners, should oppose.”
Details of the legislation and opposition can be found HERE
For video of the press conference, click HERE.