Attorneys general in 10 states including Hawaii  are asking the U.S. Senate to stop legislation that would let licensed gun owners carry concealed firearms across state lines.

The Associated Press has this report. Excerpts:

Letters sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., say it would restrict states’ ability to control gun permits inside their borders, forcing them to recognize permits from states with weak oversight.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says 68 percent of the guns used in New York crimes last year were traced to other states.

The other AGs are from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon, along with Pennsylvania’s attorney general-elect.

The bill is supported by the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s president recently visited Hawaii. Read Civil Beat’s story here.

Photo courtesy David Boyle in DC.