Not surprising, but if they could get other lawmakers to sign on, you think they’d take the time. From the letter to the White House:
In our states, we work hard to keep guns out of the hands of people who have no business having them. In New Jersey and New York, law enforcement is directly involved in the concealed carry permit process and has discretion to approver deny a permit if it would jeopardize public safety.
Let me rephrase that for the Senator and Congresswoman:
In our states, we work hard to keep guns out of the hands of as many people as we can. In New Jersey and New York, law enforcement is directly involved in the concealed carry permit process, and has discretion to approve or deny a permit if the person applying isn’t well connected, or hasn’t donated to the right campaigns.
That’s more like it. I don’t know why they’d think Obama would want to issue a veto threat. If I had to guess, this White House is going to work behind the scenes to make sure this bill dies in the Senate. They aren’t going to want to publicly take a position on it if they don’t have to. That would actually play right into our hands.