NYC Mayor Eric Adams Will Work on Restricting Guns Despite Supreme Court Ruling

By Hamodia Staff

New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks to members of the media after testifying during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On Friday, Mayor Eric Adams said Friday that under the new Supreme Court ruling which overturned the New York State concealed carry law for weapons, it will be up to private businesses to decide whether to allow concealed guns, he told WNBC4.

“Based on the preliminary analysis, our legal counsel stated private areas can come up with their own form of restrictions, but it’s clear the Supreme Court said you can’t block out all of Manhattan. That’s problematic,” he said.

“When you say you cannot create those public areas or government areas as sensitive locations, it just makes it extremely challenging for our city, our subway system, all of these places where large number of people congregate.”

Mayor Adams said the city was trying to determine if it is allowed enforce bans in government buildings and schools.

“We’re still analyzing the bill, but it’s clear New Yorkers and Americans are unsafe due to gun violence because of that ruling,” he said.

In addition, he plans to convene a meeting with mayors across the US to collectively fight the Supreme court decision.

“We want to convene mayors from across the country to see how legal minds can come together to address this crisis that the Supreme Court has created,” Adams told WCBS 880 AM.

Adams said he’d already met with Gov. Kathy Hochul and mayors across the entire state to see how they could best fight the bombshell ruling.

Adams stated that he thinks that gun advocates do not quite understand the crisis that has engulfed the country and urban cities, and implored Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote the court’s majority opinion, to understand the danger to law abiding citizens if the gun restrictions are removed.

According to NYPD figures, some 16,000 New Yorkers have premises permits for their homes and 700 business owners have permits to have weapons at work, the New York Post reported.

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