Issue Joint Statement after U.S. House Votes in Favor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
BOSTON – Following a vote yesterday by the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, Attorney General Maura Healey was joined by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association in issuing the following joint statement opposing the legislation:
“In the aftermath of so many mass shootings, it would be tragic for this to become the next deadly loophole in our nation’s gun laws. This legislation is dangerous for the state of Massachusetts, our law enforcement officers, and our residents. We are disappointed in the House for passing this reckless legislation and we urge the Senate to respect state laws, to protect the safety of our communities, and to reject this bill.”
In October, AG Healey joined a coalition of attorney general in strongly opposing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, arguing that the legislation would override local public safety decisions and endanger communities and local law enforcement. The letter sent to House and Senate leadership was signed by 17 attorneys general, representing more than 140 million Americans.