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Mayor Adams' Statement on Governor Hochul Signing Historic Gun Safety Legislation

July 1, 2022

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released the following statement on New York Governor Kathy Hochul signing landmark gun safety legislation in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen:  

“I am grateful to Governor Hochul for convening an extraordinary session to address gun safety legislation and swiftly signing this bill into law. We need every level of government and both sides of the aisle working together to end the scourge of gun violence facing our city and country, especially in the wake of the Supreme Court’s reckless decision.   

“While the Supreme Court may have opened a river leading to the sea of gun violence, this bill will dam other rivers by creating common-sense objective criteria for licensing eligibility, requiring completion of a firearms safety training course, identifying sensitive locations where concealed carry is illegal, and strengthening the existing laws on background checks.   

“More work remains to be done to save lives, and my team will continue to examine additional measures we can take. I look forward to continued partnership with federal, state, and local leaders as we fight to get guns off our streets and keep people safe.”   


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