NYT: ‘Public Safety’ At Risk if Donald Trump Signs National Reciprocity
A New York Times editorial claims “public safety” would be at risk if Donald Trump signs national reciprocity for concealed carry permits into law.
The NYT suggested that such a move will only further the “fantasy” Trump embraced during the campaign; the “fantasy that citizens can stand up to gunmen by shooting it out.”
On June 27, 2016, approximately two weeks after the attack on the gun-free zone in the Orlando Pulse nightclub, a concealed carry permit holder stopped a mass shooting outside a Spartanburg, South Carolina, nightclub. The concealed permit holder stopped the attempted mass shooting by drawing his own gun and shooting the attacker.
May 31, 2015, an armed citizen pulled his own gun and opened fire on an alleged attacker inside a liquor store, thereby ending a would-be mass shooting. The incident occurred at the Magnet Bottle Shop in Conyers, Georgia, where the attacker was randomly shooting at anyone in his path. Forty-four year old Todd C. Scott drew his own gun and opened fire, ending the attack.
On April 17, 2015, an Uber driver with a concealed carry permit thwarted an attempted mass shooting by pulling his own weapon and shooting a gunman who had opened fire in Chicago’s Logan Square.
On March 22, 2015, a man who opened fire on children and adults in a Philadelphia barbershop was shot and killed by a citizen with a concealed carry permit. The permit holder was outside, walking past the barbershop when he heard shots. He ran inside and killed the attacker.