Myrie Statement on Bruen Supreme Court Decisison

Zellnor Myrie

June 23, 2022

Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie (D-Central Brooklyn) released the following statement on today's Supreme Court decision, overturning New York's concealed carry law for firearms.

"Today's decision by the Court leaves New York less safe by removing common-sense restrictions on gun possession. In the midst of a nationwide surge in gun violence— mass shootings that make the front page, and daily tragedies that don't— it's clear we need more, not fewer, barriers between deadly weapons and the people intent on violence. This ruling has the very real potential to make guns as commonplace as iPhones on in our streets, parks and subways.

"New Yorkers should know that my colleagues and I are prepared to do whatever is necessary to keep them safe and prevent gun violence from spiraling further out of control. I believe we must respond to this ruling with new legislation in short order."