New York Police Department commissioner James O’Neill says it is “insanity” to allow national concealed carry reciprocity for law-abiding citizens.
Moreover, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CRPC) has shown that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding citizens.
To highlight how just how law-abiding concealed carriers are CPRC juxtaposed crimes by police versus crimes by concealed carry permit holders.
On the other hand, the yearly rate for Texas’ concealed carry permit holders in the year 2015–the year campus carry was signed into law in that state–was .0102 percent.
Therefore, national reciprocity is not about allowing “anybody” to come into New York City with a gun, but allowing law-abiding citizens, i.e., concealed carry permit holders, to come into the city armed for self-defense.