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Biden condemns Supreme Court ruling on NYC concealed carry law: ‘It should trouble us all’

President Joe Biden has said he is “deeply disappointed” by a US Supreme Court ruling that strikes down a New York law requiring gun owners to prove they need self-defense to carry a weapon concealed outside their home.

The High Court’s ruling on Thursday argues that the century-old law marks an unconstitutional violation of Second Amendment rights. The president said the new decision undermines “the state’s long-established authority to protect its citizens.”

“This decision contradicts both common sense and the constitution, and should trouble us all deeply,” he said.

The president pointed to recent gun massacres in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, as well as “daily acts of gun violence that don’t make national headlines” in his call to “do more as a society – no less – to protect our fellow Americans”. He also urged states to write and uphold “common sense laws” to combat gun proliferation.

“I call on Americans across the country to raise their voices on gun safety. Lives are at stake,” he said.

The Biden administration has approved a bipartisan gun reform bill that would, among other measures, fund school safety and mental health programs and close a years-old “boyfriend” loophole by adding romantic partners convicted of crimes of domestic violence to a list of perpetrators of domestic violence. prohibited from owning firearms.

Congress’ passage of the bipartisan Safer Communities Act “will take meaningful steps to save lives,” according to a statement from the White House Office of Management and Budget.

The legislation “would make significant progress in addressing gun violence,” the office said. “As communities continue to experience gun violence every day, the administration is calling for the swift passage of this vital legislation.”

In the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc vs. Bruenthe Supreme Court has been asked to consider whether the Second Amendment allows the government to ban gun owners from carrying handguns outside their homes for self-defense – a challenge that could upend precedents on concealed carry restrictions and rules on how and where Americans can carry firearms across the United States.

The court’s conservative majority ruled 6-3 Thursday in favor of the organization in an opinion written by Judge Clarence Thomas.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said in a press release it is “scandalous that at a time of national wake-up call on gun violence, the Supreme Court has recklessly struck down a New York law that limits who can carry concealed weapons.”

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