District Attorney Vance and NYPD Commissioner O’Neill Speak Out Against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act on “60 Minutes”


February 13, 2018
 Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes” to speak out against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. As detailed in the episode, the legislation would override New York’s restrictive concealed-weapons permitting system, and force New York to honor concealed-carry firearms privileges issued in states with much looser standards.

District Attorney Vance said on the program: “I think it would be a disaster for New York City. And I think for major cities across the country… I wouldn’t presume to tell the residents of West Virginia what their gun laws should be. They’ve figured out what they want there. But I don’t think they, or Congress, should be having West Virginia’s laws put on New York City.”

Commissioner O’Neill said on the program: “I think it’s insanity…Right now we – we have a good idea of – of who’s carrying guns. If this law passes, the – all bets are off. Anybody can come into New York City from any state and – and carry a weapon.”

Watch the full segment here.