Mayor Eric Adams is warning New Yorkers that they should be worried that the Supreme Court will strike down a New York state law that requires a license to carry a concealed firearm.
"After what we saw the Supreme Court did on abortions, we should be very afraid," Adams said.
A challenge to the law argues that it violates the Second Amendment. Currently, New Yorkers have to show proper cause for getting such a license.
"In a densely populated community like New York, this ruling could have a major impact on us," Adams said.
Concern over the upcoming ruling comes as New York City is already facing an increase in gun violence this year. Adams said Albany lawmakers need to do more to help the city.
"Keeping the shooters off the streets is still failing. And so unclog our courts. Start to sentence these shooters. Modify those parts of the laws that allow shooters to come back onto our streets. Those are the pieces that we need that are missing," Adams said.
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