In a six-three conservative vote, the Supreme Court has overturned a New York gun control law that requires people to show proper cause to get a license to carry a concealed handgun outside the home.
“Does everyone understand what a concealed weapon means? That you have no forewarning, that someone can hide a weapon on them and go into our subways, go into our grocery stores like stores up in Buffalo, New York,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ response to the ruling:
“Our chief council is going to look at what restrictions, if any, we can put in place in a permanent process. And we’re gonna partner with the commissioner and her team to do so.”
In a statement from Reverend Al Sharpton, he says the Supreme Court decision on carrying a gun in New York is devastating and potentially dangerous. The ruling could not have come at a worse time as we have been working to deescalate gun violence in the city. It has never been more important for Congress to pass meaningful legislation to combat the epidemic that is gun violence in this nation.
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