Can you say "reciprocity" three times quickly? The NY Times editors are very familiar with the concept, and opined on the controversy when the Republican-controlled House of Rwpresentatives passed a bill forcing states to recognize concealed-carry permits issued in other states.
But dare they report some actual news? Meredith Graves, a nursing student from Tennessee, had a bit of brain-lock at the World Trade Center Memorial in the greatest city in the world. She has a concealed carry permit issued in Tennessee but tried to check her gun with security at the Memorial. Ooops! Now she faces three years for a felony conviction, Mayor Bloomberg has engaged in a bit of tourist-bashing by alleging (incorrectly) that she was carrying cocaine, the prominent Democrat leading the Ground Zero district has opined that the law ought to be reconsidered, and here is the NY Times coverage:
As to the House reciprocity bill, I think that goes too far in overturning our Federal system. However, the current law in New York really does need to be rethought - the goal is to lock up bad guys, not nurses.
CHEAP SHOT: The nurse was carrying crushed aspirin for her migraines, which led to the drug allegation. She's just lucky she wasn't carrying table salt.