Statement by Senator George Borrello on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is a validation of the Second Amendment and a victory for law-abiding gun owners in our state.

Democrats’ continuing infringement on New Yorkers’ constitutional rights under the guise of ‘public safety’ has always been more about exerting government control than truly making our streets safer.

If the governor and legislative majorities were genuinely concerned about public safety, they would target their efforts on the criminals engaging in gun violence and other crimes by repealing their disastrous bail ‘reform’ law.

Yet, they have done the opposite; they have filled our communities with dangerous repeat offenders by passing, and then stubbornly refusing to repeal, bail ‘reform’ and other pro-criminal measures.

In order to truly improve public safety, Democrats must acknowledge and act on the reality that it is the criminals behind the guns - not the guns themselves - that have brought New York to its knees. Their far-left ‘solutions’ have made things immensely worse.