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NY Gov. Hochul defiant after Supreme Court gun choice: ‘We’re just getting began’

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Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul warned that her state is “just getting started” on gun restrictions after the Supreme Court struck down a state gun management measure Thursday.

The Supreme Court dominated Thursday that New York had positioned unconstitutionally restrictive limits on residents’ means to acquire a hid carry license. Hochul argued the ruling signified a “dark day” for the courtroom and vowed additional gun management motion.

“Today, the Supreme Court is sending us backwards in our efforts to protect families and prevent gun violence. And it’s particularly painful that this came down at this moment,” Hochul stated. “We are still dealing with families in pain from mass shootings that have occurred, the loss of life, their beloved children and grandchildren. Today, the Supreme Court struck down a New York law that limits who can carry concealed weapons.”

“Does everyone understand what a concealed weapon means? That you have no forewarning that someone can hide a weapon on them and go into our subways, going to our grocery stores, like stores up in Buffalo, New York, where I’m from,” she continued. “This decision isn’t just reckless. It’s reprehensible. It’s not what New Yorkers want. And we should have the right of determination of what we want to do in terms of our gun laws in our state.”

Hochul went on to state that she is “prepared to go back to muskets” by means of gun restrictions.

SUPREME COURT SIGNALS IT COULD STRIKE DOWN OR LIMIT RESTRICTIVE NY GUN PERMIT LAW

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul debates in the race for governor June 16, 2022, in New York City. 

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul debates within the race for governor June 16, 2022, in New York City. 
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The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen, was the primary main 2nd Amendment case earlier than the Supreme Court in additional than a decade. New York’s legislation required an individual to indicate “proper cause” earlier than having the ability to acquire a hid carry license.

The “proper cause” normal allowed state officers to find out whether or not candidates had equipped a particular cause for needing a firearm, denying entry to individuals who acknowledged they merely needed to guard themselves.

FILE - A handgun from a collection of illegal guns is reviewed during a gun buyback event in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 22, 2021. 

FILE – A handgun from a set of unlawful weapons is reviewed throughout a gun buyback occasion in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 22, 2021. 
(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, FIle)

“In this case, petitioners and respondents agree that ordinary, law-abiding citizens have a similar right to carry handguns publicly for their self-defense. We too agree, and now hold, consistent with Heller and McDonald, that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote within the Court’s opinion. “Because the State of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State’s licensing regime violates the Constitution.”

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The gun rights case is amongst greater than a dozen ruling SCOTUS is scheduled at hand down Thursday and Friday. Also amongst them is Dobbs v. Jackson, an abortion case through which the courtroom is anticipated to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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