FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police Chief Ken Ferguson has added his name to a letter by Commissioner William Evans urging Congress to oppose federally-mandated concealed carry reciprocity, which is a danger to the public and our officers, announced the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The bill, which passed the U.S. House and will soon be considered in the U.S. Senate, would force the local police to honor the concealed carry weapons permit of every state, no matter how lax the requirements, according to a press release from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
This bill is so extreme it would allow 16-year olds, gun owners with no firearm training, individuals who have not passed background checks, stalkers and convicted domestic abusers to legally carry loaded, concealed guns in our town,said Dhruba Sen, President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
As someone on the frontline of protecting public safety, his voice has a unique authority to convince Congress that a race to the bottom for carrying loaded guns outside the home is not good for our officers or our community, said Sen., who lives in Framingham.
The bill is opposed by the leading national law enforcement agencies, including the International Association of Police Chiefs, Major Cities Chiefs Association and the Police Foundation.
Originally posted on Thursday. Updated Friday at 6 a.m. to fix typo in headline