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Supreme Court Firearms Decision Puts Crime-Fighting Adams under the Gun

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Supreme Court Firearms Decision Puts Crime-Fighting Adams under the Gun

New York Post June 26, 2022
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Mayor Eric Adams has a tough job. It’s going to get tougher. The Supreme Court’s ruling last week in favor of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association will make it harder for the city to keep handguns out of the hands of violent criminals.

For the first time, the court has ruled that the Constitution “protect[s] an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote.

New York soon must start issuing licenses to carry weapons to anyone who can pass a basic test.

Can’t we take comfort that only law-abiding folk will be eligible? As Justice Brett Kavanaugh reminded us, New York will still be able to rely on “prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons.”

Continue reading the entire piece here at The New York Post

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images

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