‘Be very afraid’: Mayor Adams predicts peril in NYC if Supreme Court strikes down gun license law

‘Be very afraid’: Mayor Adams predicts peril in NYC if Supreme Court strikes down gun license law

Welcome to Fear City 2.0. New Yorkers should be “very afraid” of what will happen on city streets if the Supreme Court strikes down a state law requiring a license for carrying a concealed firearm, Mayor Adams said Thursday. The Supreme Court is in coming weeks expected to issue a decision in a case brought by a New York gun group that wants the longstanding weapon license law repealed — and Adams said at a press conference in Harlem that he has a hunch about how the top court will rule. “After what we saw the Supreme Court did on abortion, we should be very afraid,” he told reporters, referencing a leaked draft ruling from the court’s right-wing majority that would revoke the Roe v. Wade decision on reproductive rights. “In densely populated communities like New York, this ruling could have a major impact on us. So we are now looking with our legal experts to see what we can do … But we should all be concerned.” New York City Mayor Eric Adams (Ed Reed/NYC Mayor’s Office) The lawsuit before the Supreme Court was filed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and contends that the licensing law is violating the Second Amendment by only allowing concealed carry permits to be issued to those who can show “proper cause” for keeping a hidden weapon on them in public. If the court rolls back the century-old law, the national implications could be massive, as dozens of other […]

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