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NEW YORK CITY – Americans visiting a public park shared their reactions to the Supreme Court overturning a law in New York that restricted people’s ability to carry concealed firearms in public.
“I think today’s Supreme Court ruling is dangerous,” Brian, a New Yorker, told Fox News at 1 p.m. New York High Line Park. “It’s probably going to put a lot more guns on the street, which are probably already there.
“I do not want a gun, and I do not want anyone I know to have a gun.”
Lionel from Chicago disagreed.
“In light of all this carjacking going on … I’m thinking of being hidden to defend myself, my wife and my property,” he said.
The Supreme Court toppled a law in the state of New York on Thursday that required anyone wishing to carry concealed weapons in public to show that they had a “real cause” indicating that they had a specific need.
The judges said in the 6-3 verdict the law violated the second amendment.
“It will just add a lot more to the numbers,” Brian said. “We do not know who is carrying weapons right now. It’s scary.”
Mila, New York, said the Supreme Court decision was “shameful.”
“We do not want their decisions,” she told Fox News. “The illegitimacy of not being able to have an abortion, but being able to be exposed to weapons everywhere? Terrible.”
Supreme Court overthrew Roe v. Wade Friday, authorizing states to establish their own abortion laws.
“With what’s going on in our country? We should look at stricter laws,” a woman told Fox News.
President Biden signed the most sweeping gun control legislation in three decades introduced Saturday. The two-part law extends background checks and provides states with incentives to pass red-flag laws that allow firearms to be taken from people who may be a threat to themselves or others.
“Enough is enough. I mean the kids in Parklandand now Uvalde, “said Kathy from New York, referring to a few mass shootings.
“Every other day you hear about mass shootings.”
One man said he had “mixed feelings” about New York’s transportation law being overturned.
“I do not think weapons in themselves are the problem. It is the people who lead them,” he said. “I want to say that it is an invitation to more aggressive behavior.
“If you want to disarm people, then disarm the police as well.”
Glenn, a New Yorker, added: “I do not think the answer is more weapons.”