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Law Enforcement Organizations Making up the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence Announced Opposition to “Concealed Carry Reciprocity” This Morning
Last Week, Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Voted to Formally Oppose “Concealed Carry Reciprocity” During Its Annual Conference
WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statement today from President John Feinblatt to applaud the National Law Enforcement Partnership To Prevent Gun Violence, which includes many of the nation’s law enforcement leadership organizations, for announcing its opposition to so-called “Concealed Carry Reciprocity” legislation in a letter to Congress this morning.
Last week, the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors announced their opposition to “Concealed Carry Reciprocity,” and former Orlando Chief of Police Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL) published an op-ed on the dangers of the proposal.
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“Everytown applauds our nation’s front line, from our mayors to our largest law enforcement organizations, for opposing so-called ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity,’ the gun lobby’s top priority, which would gut our state gun laws and make our communities less safe. ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity’ would create chaos for law enforcement and put police in danger for doing their jobs. It would not create a national standard for who can carry hidden, loaded guns in public – instead it would make the weakest link the law of the land by forcing every state in the nation to accept the concealed carry standards of every other state, no matter how different, how weak or how nonexistent those standards may be.”
The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (the Partnership) is an alliance of the nation’s law enforcement leadership organizations concerned about the unacceptable level of gun violence in the United States. The Partnership is working to address the pervasive nature of gun violence and its horrific impact on community and officer safety.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs