Efforts to enact national concealed carry reciprocity are backed by the terrorist group ISIS, a New York City district attorney falsely claims.
“This bill is supported I am sure by ISIS,” Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance told radio host John Catsimatidis, referring to the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.”
” I think Congress members have to think long and hard about whether they want to play into the hands of these terrorists . … You could get up in the morning in Manhattan, drive to Vermont, buy loaded weapons, and bring them back to New York by dinner [under the bill],” Vance said, The New York Post reports.
“So a guy from Idaho, where there is no permitting requirements whatsoever, could carry his gun into New York City loaded into Time Square,” Vance said on Catsimatidis’ program “The Cats Roundtable.” “If the law passes, there could be as many as 2 million more loaded guns coming into the city every year … and would increase the danger to our communities and to our cops .”
“Does anyone really think that the gun laws in West Virginia should be the same gun laws that apply in Washington Heights in Manhattan?” Vance asked.
The Constitution does not allow for local exemptions. Concealed carry reciprocity has nothing to do with gun sales in Vermont. Also, gun dealers do not sell “loaded weapons.”
Vance is the son of Cyrus Vance, Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of State, who pushed for closer relations with the Soviet Union. After his service as Secretary of State, Vance pushed for closer relations with the Iran.