NYPD top cop says gun case in Supreme Court would ‘open the floodgates’ to violence across NYC

NYPD top cop says gun case in Supreme Court would ‘open the floodgates’ to violence across NYC

In this August photo, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea attends a community meeting at the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in Tompkinsville. (Staten Island Advance/Joseph Ostapiuk) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Overturning a highly-scrutinized gun law in the U.S. Supreme Court will intensify the rise in violence seen across New York City in the last two years, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said. As it stands, the law puts limits on carrying a concealed gun in public. If overturned, “that would really open the floodgates in terms of people being able to carry guns across the city,” said Shea while being interviewed on WABC’s “The Cats Roundtable” radio show hosted by John Catsimatidis. �� illegal guns taken off NYC streets by your local ���� cops in the first � days of the month. �� this weekend alone. And they’re out there right now, continuing the very important job of taking more guns out of our neighborhoods & keeping NYers safe! pic.twitter.com/1NjTFCXiUJ — Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) November 8, 2021 The nation’s highest court reportedly signaled last week that it might side with gun advocates who have argued to expand the ability to legally carry concealed weapons in New York. Some Second Amendment advocates have argued their rights were violated when their concealed carry permits were denied citing inability to prove a special need for self-protection. “What is being argued is that any attempt to regulate by our license division in New York City should be struck down,” Shea said on WABC. “… and we […]

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