- New York City Mayor Bill Adams fears the Supreme Court’s decision could lead to an increase in gun violence.
- New York is among the tightest gun control regulations in the nation.
- The city’s police commissioner says the decision has nothing to do with criminals carrying weapons unlawfully.
NYPD commissioner Keechant Sewell warned that the Supreme Court’s decision, which gave gun owners a significant Second Amendment victory.
NYPD commissioner Sewell stated that since the matter already sent to the lower court, “today, nothing changes.”
She explained that having premise permission does not instantly equate to having a carry permit.
It could result in more firearms being carried on the streets of New York City if we expand the range.
Adams added earlier in the news conference that the Supreme Court decision has kept him up at night.
Although New York is among the tightest gun control regulations in the nation, since the peak of the defund police campaign.
The Supreme Court heard the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, which was the first significant Second Amendment case to do so in more than ten years.
Before however granted a concealed carry license, New York’s statute requires applicants to demonstrate “proper cause.”
We concur with Heller and McDonald that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments guarantee a person’s right to carry a weapon for self-defense outside the home.