The Supreme Court Has Effectively Knocked Down New York’s Controversial Gun Law, But What Comes Next For Gun Owners?

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In its latest decision that will strengthen those that believe in the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court has knocked down a New York-based gun law that will allow those to concealed-carry with lesser restrictions.

 

A landmark decision that stemmed from a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court noted that the Second Amendment overcame the restrictions put in place by New York Mayor Eric Adams. It stated that the Amendment protects “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.” Not to mention that the right “is fully applicable to the States.”

 

This comes at a crucial time for New York City, which is in the midst of a rising crime rate. Without the law in place, applicants no longer need to demonstrate “proper cause” to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun in public. (That said, a license is still required to carry one.)

 

Adams was quick to respond to the decision, stating that the decision “will put New Yorkers at further risk of gun violence.” He also said that the city “will continue to do everything possible to work with our Federal, State and local partners to protect our city.” That includes preventing the city “to become the Wild West.”

 

“We will do whatever is in our power, using every resource available, to ensure that the gains we’ve seen during this administration are not undone, to make certain New Yorkers are not put in further danger of gun violence.”

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