On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear a case on a New York State law, dating back to 1911, which imposes limits on carrying firearms in public. The overturning of this gun safety legislation would imperil the safety of New Yorkers, coming in a time of increased gun violence

The current New York law mandates that gun owners must have “proper cause” to obtain a license, which then allows approved owners to carry firearms outside of their home. Two men who were denied these concealed carry licenses, as well as the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, sued, arguing that the law infringes upon the Second Amendment. Looser restrictions on concealed carry licenses would mean a greater presence of guns in communities throughout New York State. With mass shootings occurring at an alarming rate across the country, it is imperative to uphold effective gun safety measures.

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence will closely monitor this case and is highly concerned by the prospect of more firearms in public places. If you would like to help NYAGV in the fight against gun violence, please consider making a contribution.