Rangel's clear disregard for the safety of his constituents, to say nothing of his fellow Americans, is disgusting enough, but his position is made all the more reprehensible by his taking solace in the fact that New Yorkers were resorting to bribery for permission to engage in concealed carry shows how hard it is to be a gun owner in the state:
“'We don’t need that many guns,' he continued. ‘I didn’t know that briberies were involved in getting a gun, and that is wrong, but overall, if it is difficult to get a concealed weapon permit, I’m glad to hear that.'
Like Maryland, California, and the District of Columbia, New York’s firearm permitting approval requires that applicants must provide good cause to carry a firearm.
The laws surrounding New York City’s firearm issuing authority have been criticized in the past for favoring retired police officers or those with the right connections within the police department to get a concealed carry permit.”
Source: The Daily Caller