pcloudy.png
Wednesday August 10th, 2022 7:05PM

Live updates | NYC officials say changes won't be immediate

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on New York's gun law:

NEW YORK — New York City officials insist nothing will change immediately following Thursday's Supreme Court ruling.

They note that the high court sent the case back to a lower court for further proceedings that could iron out implementation details.

Officials in the nation’s most populous city immediately began reviewing its gun permit application process and pondering how they now might legally define “sensitive locations” where civilians wouldn’t be allow to bring guns.

“There is no place in the nation that this decision affects as much as New York City,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a news conference. “And we are prepared to set an example that will lead the country as to: how do we fight back on this decision?”

Adams, a Democrat and former police captain, raised the specter of everyday disputes turning into shootouts in New York’s crowded streets and subways. He suggested that police officers would face greater danger, as well as a greater burden of distinguishing between legal and illegal guns in public places.

___

MORE ON THE DECISION:

— Supreme Court expands gun rights, striking New York limits

— States with strict gun-permitting laws consider next steps

___

Follow AP's coverage of the Supreme Court: https://apnews.com/hub/us-supreme-court

___

NEW YORK — In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling Thursday, at least one advocacy group urged lawmakers to avoid passing regulations that continue to make it too hard for members of Black and brown communities to own guns.

“New York’s gun licensing regulations have been arbitrarily and discriminatorily applied, disproportionately ensnaring the people we represent, the majority of whom are from communities of color, in the criminal legal system,” the Legal Aid Society said in a statement released by the nonprofit’s spokesperson Redmond Haskins.

The group recognized the ruling as “an affirmative step toward ending arbitrary licensing standards that have inhibited lawful Black and Brown gun ownership in New York,” stating that criminalization of gun ownership by people of color “has never prevented violence and serves only to further marginalize and incarcerate people from BIPOC communities.”

___

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut’s former longtime attorney general and a key participant in the bipartisan gun violence legislation negotiations, called Thursday’s ruling “deeply destructive” in a tweet.

He predicted it “will unleash even more gun violence on American communities.”

Blumenthal said the ruling will put more guns in public spaces instead of “upholding commonsense safeguards to reduce gun violence” This, he said in the tweet, will “open the floodgates to invalidate sensible gun safety laws in more states.”

___

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, said his office will examine Thursday’s ruling to determine its impact on Maryland and “continue to fight to protect the safety of Marylanders.

“Today’s decision means more deaths and more pain in a country already awash in gun violence,” Frosh said in a statement.

In the statement, Frosh contends people carrying firearms in public places is a dangerous thing to have become the norm.

“The epidemic of gun violence sweeping our nation demonstrates daily the folly of introducing more guns into this boiling cauldron,” he said.

___

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says he’s “deeply disappointed” by the Supreme Court’s Thursday ruling striking down New York state’s century-old restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms.

In a statement, the president said the ruling “contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.” He added that after mass shootings across the U.S., the country should be doing more, not less, to rein in firearm availability.

As Congress appears set to approve modest gun law changes, Biden urged states to go further and “enact and enforce commonsense laws to make their citizens and communities safer from gun violence.”

“I call on Americans across the country to make their voices heard on gun safety. Lives are on the line,” he added.

___

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams released a statement Thursday criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.

He stated the ruling puts New Yorkers “at further risk of gun violence.”

Adams said the city has and will continue efforts to mitigate risks of gun violence in the city, including reviews of defining license application processes and “sensitive locations” where guns are banned.

“We will work together to mitigate the risks this decision will create once it is implemented, as we cannot allow New York to become the Wild West,” the statement said.

“This decision may have opened an additional river feeding the sea of gun violence, but we will do everything we can to dam it,” he added.

___

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Democratic state Rep. Robert Craven said Thursday he wasn’t surprised by the ruling.

“I see the court headed in that direction,” he said. “It’s taking a stricter interpretation that the Second Amendment is absolute — it says what it says, you have a right to bear arms.”

Craven, an attorney and chair of the state's House Judiciary Committee, questioned whether the court will now use that same thought process for cases about banning military-style weapons.

For concealed carry permits, New York’s requirements are more onerous than Rhode Island’s are. Craven said he represented the city of East Providence, Rhode Island in three cases where permit denials were challenged in the past decade, and the city prevailed in all three at the state Supreme Court.

Craven said he’ll read the opinion in the New York case to determine whether or not it creates a concern that Rhode Island’s requirements could be challenged, and whether that can be remedied by state legislation.

___

NEW YORK — New York's members of Congress reacted to Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down a state gun law. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik applauded the ruling and said it “correctly declares New York’s shameful attempt to shred Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers unconstitutional.” Stefanik is a Republican and staunch ally of former President Donald Trump,

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called the ruling “irresponsible” and “downright dangerous.”

“Our nation is in the middle of a gun violence epidemic and instead of working to protect our communities, this court has made it even easier for potentially dangerous people to carry concealed handguns in public spaces,” the Democrat said.

___

NEW YORK — Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down a New York gun law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need for carrying a gun in order to get a license to carry one in public has no immediate impact on other laws, including rules on background checks and age requirements for gun purchases.

That’s according to Alex McCourt, the director of legal research for the Center for Gun Violence Solutions at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

McCourt said that instead, courts will reevaluate the laws, determining whether they violate the Second Amendment.

“It’s possible that these laws will face a new challenge, and that’s particularly true for any laws governing the public use of guns which was not previously considered part of the Second Amendment,” McCourt said.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP National News, Top U.S. News short headlines, AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News, AP Online Supreme Court News
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Live updates | McCarthy, Pelosi react to court's gun ruling
The two parties’ leaders in the U.S. House are offering contrasting reactions to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling
2:03PM ( 1 minute ago )
Uvalde victim's sister pleads for gun safety measures
The sister of a 9-year-old girl killed in the Uvalde school shooting rampage tearfully pleaded with Texas lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws and questioned why so many security measures failed
1:59PM ( 4 minutes ago )
1/6 panel to hear of Trump's pressure on Justice Department
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will hear from former Justice Department officials who faced down a relentless pressure campaign from then-President Donald Trump over the 2020 election results
1:49PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan
The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under new rules proposed by the Biden administration
1:29PM ( 35 minutes ago )
After year of violence, US schools try to tame tensions
One of the most difficult academic years in the nation's history was also one of the most violent
1:17PM ( 47 minutes ago )
Live updates | Reaction to Supreme Court's gun decision
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling Thursday, at least one advocacy group urged lawmakers to avoid passing regulations that continue to make it too hard for members of Black and brown communities to own guns
1:13PM ( 51 minutes ago )
AP National News
Live updates | Biden 'deeply disappointed' by court ruling
President Joe Biden says he’s “deeply disappointed” by the Supreme Court’s Thursday ruling striking down New York state’s century-old restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms
12:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
Woman committed over Slender Man stabbing seeks her release
The second of two women who were sent to a state mental health facility after a 2014 stabbing attack on a sixth-grade classmate in Wisconsin which they claimed was to appease the horror character Slender Man is petitioning for her release
11:53AM ( 2 hours ago )
Biden administration moves to expand Title IX protections
The Biden administration has proposed a dramatic overhaul of campus sexual assault rules
11:19AM ( 2 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
FBI: Naval reservist said he stormed Capitol with Proud Boys
The FBI says a U.S. Naval reservist charged with storming the U.S. Capitol told an undercover agent he went there with members of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group
1:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Supreme Court rules for GOP lawmakers in voter ID case
The Supreme Court is giving Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina a win in an ongoing fight over the state’s latest photo identification voting law
12:52PM ( 1 hour ago )
Greitens RINO video spurred threats to family, lawyer says
The lawyer for the ex-wife of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens says the family has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since Greitens released a violent campaign video in which he declares he’s hunting RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only
12:39PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Asian stocks mixed after Wall St declines on growth worries
Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street edged lower amid fears higher interest rates will chill global economic activity
12:14AM ( 13 hours ago )
1/6 panel to hear of Trump's pressure on Justice Dept.
The Jan. 6 committee will hear from former Justice Department officials who faced down a relentless pressure campaign from Donald Trump over the presidential election results
12:08AM ( 13 hours ago )
Congress alleges 'shadow' probe by Commanders owner Snyder
A U.S. House committee says Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted a “shadow investigation” that sought to discredit former employees making accusations of workplace sexual harassment
10:22PM ( 15 hours ago )
AP Online Congress News
Wisconsin Republican lawmakers reject abortion ban repeal
Republican legislators in Wisconsin have quickly adjourned a special session that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called to repeal the state's dormant abortion ban without taking any action
3:37PM ( 22 hours ago )
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers set to reject repeal of abortion ban
Republican legislators in Wisconsin are expected to meet but quickly adjourn a special session that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called to repeal the state's dormant abortion ban without taking any action
12:56PM ( 1 day ago )
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers set to end session on abortion ban
Republican legislators in Wisconsin are expected to meet but quickly adjourn a special session that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called to repeal the state's dormant abortion ban without taking any action
10:32AM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online Supreme Court News
1/6 panel to hear of Trump's pressure on Justice Department
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will hear from former Justice Department officials who faced down a relentless pressure campaign from then-President Donald Trump over the 2020 election results
1:49PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Daytime Emmys return to live in-person show, 'Y&R' tops noms
The stars and shows of daytime television are gathering in person to hand out trophies live at the Daytime Emmys for the first time in three years
1:44PM ( 20 minutes ago )
States make pitches to vote 1st in 2024 Democratic primaries
Sixteen states and Puerto Rico are jockeying for early slots on a new Democratic presidential primary calendar, offering presentations for party bosses on why they deserve to go first — or at least close to it
1:43PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided
The Supreme Court has ruled that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a major expansion of gun rights
1:40PM ( 24 minutes ago )
Judge approves $1B+ deal in deadly Florida condo collapse
A judge has given final approval to a settlement of more than $1 billion for victims of the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium
1:40PM ( 24 minutes ago )