U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C) bashed Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance for stating on WNYM-AM Sunday, that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is supported by ISIS.
“This bill is supported, I’m sure, by ISIS,” New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. “ISIS points its readers to America and how they can easily obtain guns by going to states where there are no permitting requirements.”
U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) was quick to shut-down the alleged criticism from Vance’s end. Hudson stated in an op-ed by the Hill that Vance needs to “educate himself” before “making such disparaging and false statements.
“With all due respect, the district attorney needs to educate himself on H.R. 38 before making such disparaging and false statements. He outrageously accused the 200 co-sponsors of this bill — both Democrats and Republicans — of ‘playing into the hand’ of ISIS and other terrorists, attempting to support his point by saying terrorists can ‘easily obtain guns’ in some states. The chief law enforcement officer should be above dishonesty and scare tactics, but I guess desperate times call for desperate lies,” Hudson stated.
Vance had argued on the radio show that the bill would make it increasingly easy to buy guns in the United States and can pose as a serious safety issue.
“It would be completely legal for a person to bring a loaded gun or guns in New York as long as it was legal to possess them in the person’s home state,” Vance said. And that, “a guy from Idaho, where there’s no permitting requirement whatsoever, could carry his gun into New York City loaded, into Times Square,” he added.
Vance further noted that, “Does anyone really think the gun laws in West Virginia should be the same laws that apply in Washington Heights, Manhattan?”
“Can you imagine how incensed Idaho would be if they had to abide by New York gun laws?” he questioned.