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Hochul To Call Special Legislative Session After Gun Ruling; Adams Worries NYC Will Be ‘Wild West’

Hochul To Call Special Legislative Session After Gun Ruling; Adams Worries NYC Will Be ‘Wild West’
NEW YORK (WABC) — Elected officials in New York and New Jersey wasted no time voicing their opinions and talking about the next steps after the Supreme Court ruling to strike down the concealed carry law in New York.

Governor Kathy Hochul said while the decision necessitated no immediate change to New York state law, she anticipates a rush to get concealed carry permits, using the decision as justification. But people can’t immediately start walking around with a concealed weapon.

Governor Hochul will call a special legislative session to address the permitting process for concealed carry and attempt to limit places where concealed carry is allowed and to give businesses and property owners the ability to ban concealed weapons.

The state will be looking at “sensitive locations” where concealed carry will be banned. When asked if all of New York City is one, Hochul said, “In my opinion, they are.” However, the Supreme Court opinion seems to disagree.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams released a statement saying,
“Put simply, this Supreme Court ruling will put New Yorkers at further risk of gun violence. We have been preparing for this decision and will continue to do everything possible to work with our federal, state, and local partners to protect our city. Those efforts will include a comprehensive review of our approach to defining ‘sensitive locations’ where carrying a gun is banned, and reviewing our application process to ensure that only those who are fully qualified can obtain a carry license. We will work together to mitigate the risks this decision will create once it is implemented, as we cannot allow New York to become the Wild West.

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