Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law in major 2nd Amendment ruling

Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law in major 2nd Amendment ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a long-time restrictive gun law in New York on Thursday, upholding the 2nd Amendment. The law required gun owners to have a “particular need” to carry in public. This opens the door for other states with similar laws to challenge them. Some of Connecticut’s leaders find this decision “radical” and “destructive”, particularly in the aftermath of mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y. and Uvalde, Texas. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal released a statement regarding the decision: “This deeply destructive decision will unleash even more gun violence on American communities. Instead of upholding common-sense safeguards to reduce gun violence, it will only put more guns in public spaces and open the floodgates to invalidate sensible gun safety laws in more states. Worse yet, it is a significant step backwards at a moment when horrendous shootings happen across our country every day, taking too many beautiful lives and terrorizing generations of Americans. “This opinion in no way impugns the Constitutionality of the common-sense Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that the Senate should approve this week. As gun violence soars, Congress must heed the will of the majority of Americans who support gun safety measures and break the legislative logjam to stop this senseless violence. This activist Supreme Court is once again legislating from the bench, but Congress must continue to legislate for a safer America.” U.S. Senator Chris Murphy released a statement, saying: “For decades, the anti-gun violence movement has been met with obstacles and frustrations, and yet […]

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