New York’s governer has attacked an “outrageous” Supreme Court ruling that makes it easier to carry hand guns in the state – and which has wider implications for the entire country.
After the Supreme Court – examining a case orginating in New York – ruled for the first time that the US Constitution protects an individual’s right to carry a handgun in public for self-defence, Governor Kathy Hochul said the decision was the decision was “outrageous”, particularly as it came at a time of “national reckoning on gun violence”.
Her comments were a reference to the increased demand for gun regulation in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.
“In response to this ruling, we are closely reviewing our options – including calling a special session of the legislature,” she tweeted.
“Just as we swiftly passed nation-leading gun reform legislation, I will continue to do everything in my power to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence.”