Ahead of Supreme Court Gun Ruling, Adams ‘Very Concerned’ as City Hall Mulls Options

Ahead of Supreme Court Gun Ruling, Adams ‘Very Concerned’ as City Hall Mulls Options

Mayor Eric Adams joined NYPD officials at One Police Plaza in calling for a crackdown on untraceable guns flooding into the city, May 11, 2022. With a major gun control decision looming from the Supreme Court, Mayor Eric Adams says City Hall is already strategizing about how the city will contend with an expected win for gun rights supporters. “After what we saw the Supreme Court did on abortions, we should be very afraid. In a densely populated community like New York, this ruling could have a major impact on us,” Adams said on Thursday. “We are now looking with our legal experts to see what we can do — how we would curtail the behavior, [in] our transit system, around our schools,” he added. The Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen in June. The pending ruling comes as New York, and other big cities throughout the country, battle a spike in gun violence since the start of the pandemic, and Adams, a former police captain, has made combating gun violence a focal point in his new administration. With former President Donald Trump’s three appointments to the Court — Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — legal experts expect a conservative majority to issue a ruling that will make it much harder to restrict people’s ability to carry a gun in New York — and the rest of the country. The case […]

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