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Eric Adams Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Allow Conceal Carry in New York

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In yet another Constitutional historic win for the United States, The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 109-year-old New York state law that required applicants for a license to carry a gun outside of their homes to have a “proper cause” to do so, saying it violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The 6-3 ruling, in this case, is a major victory for gun rights advocates who had challenged New York’s restrictive law for decades, which had made it a crime to carry a concealed firearm without a license. This landmark decision represents the Supreme Court’s biggest expansion of gun rights in more than a decade — and it has also brought into question the laws in eight other states as well as the District of Columbia that restrict concealed-carry permits in ways similar to New York. 

The Supreme Court’s six conservative justices voted to invalidate the law — which has existed since 1911 — citing that it was unconstitutional.  Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion in the case, known as New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen.

Of course, the three liberals on the Supreme Court voted to uphold the 109-year-old unconstitutional law, with Justice Stephen Bryer penning the dissent. 

In his majority opinion, Justice Thomas wrote that New York’s law violated the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment — which states citizens have a right to equal protection under the law — because it “prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms” as authorized by the Second Amendment.

Of course, our stealth and almighty Commander in Chief heinously opined that the decision “contradicts the Constitution”. 

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The governor of NY, Kathy Hochul, called the decision “reprehensible”. 

Mayor Eric Adams of NYC practically eviscerated the Supreme Court warning at a Thursday press conference that “this decision has made every single one of us less safe from gun violence.”

“There is no place in the nation this decision affects as much as New York City,” Adams said in response to the 6-3 ruling, which he added was “just not rooted in reality.”



Adams vowed to do a “comprehensive review” of how to define “sensitive locations,” or places where carrying a gun can still be legally banned. He also promised to re-examine the city’s gun permitting process to ensure only those who are “fully qualified” can get a license. In other words, he will find a way around the defined constitutional rights of Americans living in his city who no longer feel safe, to ensure they cannot exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. 

“The opinion claims to be based on the nation’s historical past but does not account for the reality of today. It ignores the present and it endangers our future,” he continued.

“If this ruling is implemented, the Iron Pipeline is going to be the Van Wyck, not I-95.”

The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and two upstate men challenged the Sullivan Act, claiming it violated their Second Amendment rights and won. 

Although the majority of NY Democrat legislators are triggered by New Yorkers getting back their 2nd Amendment rights, there are a few of sound minds that wholeheartedly agree with Justice Thomas’ decision. Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) extolled the decision, declaring it “strengthens” Second Amendment rights in New York State. 

“As the defund the police movement goes mainstream in the Democrat Party and failed progressive policies like bail reform make our streets less safe, it is more important than ever to ensure law-abiding Americans can properly defend themselves inside and out of their homes,” Tenney said in a statement.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin agreed.

“Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in defense of the Constitutional rights of law-abiding New Yorkers who have been under attack for far too long,” Zeldin said.

Overall crime in NYC has gone up 36.5% from a year ago. I don’t think legal guns are the problem.