New York City Files Amicus Brief in Major Second Amendment Gun Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court

NEW YORK —Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Corporation Counsel Georgia M. Pestana today announced the filing of an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a Second Amendment case that could significantly impact the City’s ability to regulate the presence of concealed handguns in the City. The City’s amicus brief details the serious threat New Yorkers could face, especially those living within the City, the densest and most populous big city in the nation, if licensing officials were not able to assess proper cause. “The safety of New Yorkers is our highest priority,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio . “As the NYPD works hard to tackle the rise in shootings, we cannot allow more guns on our streets. Our gun laws are common-sense, and I urge the Supreme Court to uphold them to protect New Yorkers from the scourge of gun violence.” “Imagine how public safety would be affected if people were armed to the teeth on crowded subways or city streets,” said Corporation Counsel Georgia M. Pestana . “Minor everyday disputes and tensions could turn into deadly shootouts, putting both the participants and innocent bystanders in grave danger. In a city with over 8 million residents, the right of individuals to carry concealed handguns in public must be carefully balanced with broader public safety concerns. As detailed in our brief, courts across the nation have consistently upheld the right of state and local governments to enact gun licensing regulations tailored to their specific public-safety […]

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