Man­hat­tan DA: ISIS backs con­cealed carry

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

Man­hat­tan Dis­trict At­tor­ney Cy Vance says the Con­gres­sional bill re­quir­ing states to rec­og­nize out-of-state con­cealed carry per­mits plays into the hands of deadly ter­ror­ists.

“This bill is sup­ported, I am sure, by ISIS,” Mr. Vance said of the Con­cealed Carry Rec­i­proc­ity Act dur­ing a ra­dio in­ter­view with John Cat­si­ma­tidis, the New York Post re­ported.

Mr. Vance ar­gued that the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist group in­structs ad­her­ents how to eas­ily ob­tain weapons in states with loose per­mit­ting rules.

“I think Congress mem­bers have to think long and hard about whether they want to play into the hands of these ter­ror­ists,” he said. “Whether you’re a ji­hadist or a gun dealer, you could get up in the morn­ing in Man­hat­tan, drive to Ver­mont, buy loaded weapons and bring them back into New York by din­ner and that en­tire ex­cur­sion would have been com­pletely le­gal.”

Mr. Vance cred­ited New York City’s drop in homi­cides on the state’s strict gun re­stric­tions, and said the “dan­ger­ous and ill-con­sid­ered bill” 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?” he asked.

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