Lambda Legal Asks SCOTUS to Uphold New York Gun Law

Lambda Legal Asks SCOTUS to Uphold New York Gun Law

Legal advocates at Lambda Legal filed a brief on September 21 demanding the Supreme Court to uphold stricter statewide gun control regulations. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Lambda Legal and the law firm Williams and Connolly LLP filed a brief on September 21 demanding that the Supreme Court uphold strict gun regulations in New York amid soaring levels of anti-LGBTQ violence in the US. On behalf of several LGBTQ advocacy groups — including Gays Against Guns, Equality New York, and the National LGBTQ Task Force — the brief calls for the Supreme Court to preserve a New York law requiring gun owners to show “proper cause” to carry a concealed firearm in public. The brief aruges that the LGBTQ community is disproportionately targeted by gun violence and that loosening gun control legislation poses greater risks to the community. The brief is being filed ahead of a landmark Second Amendment case that could decide whether the Constitution protects an individual’s right to carry guns in public. “Gun violence disproportionately affects and harms the LGBTQ community,” Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, senior attorney for Lambda Legal, said in a written statement. “Too often we hear of the tragic murders of trans women of color, usually with a gun, and of the bias-motivated violence targeting our community. After the Pulse massacre five years ago, we declared, ‘We can no longer be silent about gun violence as […]

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