What Will The Supreme Court Say
About New York’s Gun Control Laws?
The gun control debate has been controversial for years now. The Supreme Court gets back in business and has multiple major cases to look at, one of them being guns. The court will hopefully keep the laws restricted in New York City. Currently it is extremely hard to get a gun in the state and most importantly the city of New York. There are requirements of the citizens and distinct permits to allow someone to carry their guns, which are not easy to obtain. The gun laws in the city have been improving and people are very happy about it. New York was ranked sixth among the United States with the strictest gun laws and 48th out of 50 with the lowest rates of deaths by gun. Considering the amount of people who are in NYC on a daily basis, the numbers are impressive. The present restrictions on guns in the city makes tourists and citizens feel safer and that there is less of a chance of a tragedy to happen.
The Supreme Court took on a case based in New York City that limited residents second amendment rights. Once the court showed interest, NY officials wanted to back down from their own challenge but the court persisted to deal with the issue. Talking about these laws in front of the Supreme Court could lead to the slow transformation of the second amendment itself. The court has decided to meet on December 2nd to verbally discuss the argument. In the meantime, the defense needs to stack up on statistics and information about reasons to keep the current gun laws in place.In late July gunfire erupted at a block party in Brooklyn and is thought to be linked to gang violence. The borough president Eric Adams says the episode should be considered a mass shooting. He also suggests that handguns are what need to be looked at in order to crack down on future violence. It is known that after high profile incidents the support from the public is greater so now is the time to act.