“At a time when our families and communities are mourning the deaths of loved ones and neighbors killed as a result of senseless gun violence, the U.S. Supreme Court has callously decided during Gun Violence Awareness Month to strike down New York State’s licensing restrictions for concealed weapons. This comes as a shock to so many of us who marched and rallied – even amid a global pandemic — to advocate for common-sense gun control legislation to protect our communities from the plague of incessant gun violence.

Today`s decision is a fundamental attack on public safety and I hope that our State Legislators will take legislative action to ensure that our residents are protected from unscrupulous laws that have the potential to place more New Yorkers statewide in harm’s way.”