Concealed carry bill passes in House much to ire of gun critics

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The House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday to require that states honor concealed carry gun permits from all other states.

Joyce Gorycki, whose husband was killed in the 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre, adamantly opposes the legislation. 

"It's just outrageous, I'm so upset about it," she told News 12. "We don't need guns, more guns all over the state." 

Colin Ferguson was convicted in the killings of 16 people and wounding more than a dozen others during the Dec. 7, 1993 shooting.

Not surprisingly, supporters of the bill take a much different view. They say the measure will add some much-needed uniformity to the hodgepodge of concealed carry laws in the 50 states.  

The process for getting a concealed carry permit in New York is among the toughest in the nation.  What's more, New York is one of only a handful of states that don't honor conceal carry permits from any other states.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where many political analysts say it faces an uphill battle.

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin was the only Long Island representative to vote in favor of the concealed carry bill.

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