Feinstein: No action on concealed weapons bills

    6:42 PM, Apr 19, 2012   |    comments
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein is asking Democratic leaders to block votes on concealed weapons bills. At issue is legislation requiring states to honor concealed gun permits from other states.

    The California Democrat says that would undermine states' rights. Feinstein says reciprocity would allow someone to carry a concealed gun in a state where he or she would not qualify to do so.

    State requirements vary widely on rules for concealed weapon permits.

    Feinstein says the bills are especially harmful to domestic violence victims, because someone convicted of hurting them could then cross state lines, with a gun, to hunt them down.

    Feinstein says major law enforcement groups oppose the legislation.

    (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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