Except that New York State has no reciprocity with any other state. If the Feds push the issue, then they are stepping on state law. That's an overreach, IMO. It would be better if the NYS legislature changed the law.
Would you apply that to drivers licenses as well? Should one state be allowed to deny another states drivers license?
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Nice! But, I don't own a handgun because I refuse to register my firearms. I'm in Bennington often enough, though. The only nice things about Vermont are Ben & Jerry's ice cream (never mind the politics), the foliage and lay of the land, and the gun laws. Pretty much everything else is a leftist/hippie haven.