Senators John Thune of South Dakota and David Vitter of Louisiana have a competing bill that would relieve residents of states like Vermont and Arizona — which don’t require concealed weapons permits at all — from the cumbersome process of actually putting in some paperwork before they tote their handguns to, say, California or New Jersey. Under this one, Jared Loughner, who shot Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a judge, a small child and four other innocent Arizonans, could have brought his loaded handgun to Times Square.
Here's a newsflash Ms. Collins; nothing is going to keep a criminal like the Arizona shooter from bringing a gun into Times Square with or without national reciprocity - criminals don't obey the law - which is why law abiding folks want to be able to exercise our constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Most all polling on the issue shows the vast majority of the public agrees we don't need new gun control laws.
Collins apparently thinks she lives in a crime free area because most people can't own a firearm in New York.
Really, just leave us alone. If you don’t like our rules, don’t come here. Is that too much to ask?
Here's a question for Ms. Collins, "Do you really think living in New York City is safer than living in Virginia?"
Don't worry, I have no intention of going to New York.