Live Updates | Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law

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The latest on the Supreme Court’s decision on New York’s gun law:

NEW YORK — Members of Congress in New York reacted to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down a state gun law. U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik applauded the ruling and said it “rightfully declares New York’s disgraceful attempt to shred New Yorkers’ Second Amendment rights unconstitutional.” Stefanik is a Republican and a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump,

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US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called the decision “irresponsible” and “downright dangerous”.

“Our nation is in the midst of an epidemic of gun violence and instead of working to protect our communities, this court has made it even easier for potentially dangerous people to carry concealed handguns in public spaces,” said the democrat.

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NEW YORK – Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down a New York gun law requiring people to demonstrate a special need to carry a firearm in order to obtain a license to carry one in public has no immediate impact on other laws, including rules on background checks and age requirements for purchasing firearms.

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That’s according to Alex McCourt, director of legal research for the Center for Gun Violence Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

McCourt said instead, the courts will reevaluate the laws, determining whether they violate the Second Amendment.

“It’s possible that these laws face a new challenge, and that’s especially true for any laws governing the public use of firearms that weren’t previously considered part of the Second Amendment,” McCourt said. .

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