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File #: 17-1439    Version: 1 Name: Resolution: Opposing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R.38 and S.446)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 7/26/2017 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 8/2/2017 Final action: 8/2/2017
Title: Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Opposing the Concealed Carry Reciprocal Act of 2017 (H.R.38 and S.446) Purpose: To encourage opposition to the Concealed Carry Reciprocal Act of 2017 (H.R.38 and S.446). Additional Information: Sponsor: Council Member Carlos M. Gonzalez
Sponsors: Carlos M. Gonzalez, Mildred C. Crump
Attachments: 1. 17-1439 certified resolution.pdf
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Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Opposing the Concealed Carry Reciprocal Act of 2017 (H.R.38 and S.446)
Purpose: To encourage opposition to the Concealed Carry Reciprocal Act of 2017 (H.R.38 and S.446).
Additional Information:
Sponsor: Council Member Carlos M. Gonzalez
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WHEREAS, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R.38) and the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (S.446) are hereafter collectively referred to as the "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017"; and

WHEREAS, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 would force all states to recognize "constitutional" or permit less carry, which allows gun owners to flaunt local firearm laws and carry guns without receiving any permit or training; and

WHEREAS, currently, both bills were referred to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigation and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary; and

WHEREAS, President Donald J. Trump has stated that he would sign a Concealed Carry Reciprocity law; and

WHEREAS, currently multiple state and local legislators, district attorneys, prosecutors, Police Commissioners and law enforcement have expressed that these bills undermine state protections against the proliferation of guns in public; endangers local law enforcement officers; weakens attempts to stop illegal gun trafficking and violent crime; and exacerbates existing public health and safety issues; and

WHEREAS, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bills would effectively override existing state laws and local practice and severely limit law enforcement's ability to prevent dangerous people from carrying loaded, hidden firearms in public.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY O...

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