NYSRPA Challenges Attorney General Schneiderman's Opposition to National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act

ALBANY, NY (10/19/2011)(readMedia)-- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is deeply disappointed in Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's opposition to H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act.

"Eric Schneiderman campaigned for New York State District Attorney on a platform of equality and social justice," said Thomas H. King, President of NYSRPA. "In opposing H.R. 822, Schneiderman makes it clear that a citizen's 2nd Amendment civil rights can be abridged by nothing more than arbitrary political boundaries. Worse, he gives his full support to New York's notorious Sullivan Act which not only permits, but encourages, discrimination based upon a person's race, religion, sexual orientation and economic status. I am saddened by the Attorney General's actions."

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association supports H.R. 822 and we encourage Congress to pass this legislation as soon as possible.