Senator Biaggi Releases Statement on SCOTUS Concealed Carry Gun Law Decision

Alessandra Biaggi

June 23, 2022

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to strike down a New York gun-control law that required individuals to show "proper cause" to get a license to carry a concealed handgun outside the home. 

State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx/Westchester) issued the following statement:

“In the last month, we have mourned for Buffalo, Uvalde, Philadelphia, Chattanooga, and countless other shootings in communities across our nation. Today, the Supreme Court has made the incredibly dangerous and irresponsible decision to overturn New York’s concealed carry law. This ruling will have disastrous effects nationwide–leaving millions vulnerable in the face of gun violence. Rather than rule in favor of safety for countless Americans, the Supreme Court has callously sided with the gun lobby and corporate interests.  

The Supreme Court’s politicization is undeniable. The Court has continuously ruled to preserve and protect conservative values over the safety and wellbeing of the American public. Democrats must use their full power to counter this politicization and build a Court that prioritizes our civil liberties and fundamental rights. It’s time to expand the Court.

Let me be abundantly clear: while this ruling is both disturbing and terrifying, it is not surprising. We have seen this Court’s political proclivity overshadow their constitutional oath to administer justice. I stand at the ready for a special session of the New York State Legislature to counter this ruling and enact the strongest protections possible to keep our communities safe.”