Another op-ed from yet another left-wing unthinker on the concept of national reciprocity produces this nugget of fashionable fascism:
That would mean that a permit from Utah, a state with notably lax standards for concealed-carry permits, as well as permits from every other gun-toting state, would be valid in Massachusetts. … It just means more guns on the street. If this bill is brought up in the Senate, John Kerry and Scott Brown — and every other right-thinking senator — should vote against it.
Once more, let’s go to the FBI for numbers.
Utah: population 2.76M, 52 homicides (18.8 per million), 22 gun homicides (8 per million)
Massachussetts: population6.55 million, 209 homicides, (31.9 per million), 118 gun homicides (18 per million)
So what we have here is some drooling moron who is afraid that someone from a state where the *total* homicide rate is approximately the same as just the *firearm* homicide rate will come and pay a visit and bring their lower crime rate with them.