Democracies take up arms against Supreme Court ruling on guns

Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, the most populous state in the United States, criticized the decision on Twitter. shameful And the dangerous : Judgment of the highest US court who risksPromote a radical ideological program While restrained The rights of states to protect their citizens [du risque] To be shot in the street, at school, in church.

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Kathy Hochhol, the Democratic governor of New York state (the fourth in the country, with a population of 20 million) denounced the decision. so outrageous She is also a the black day Supporters of stricter legislation on the possession and bearing of guns.

The Washington Supreme Court, to which most of its conservative judges belong, overturned the decision restrictions Carrying the guns enshrined in New York state law, even as America grapples with rising crime in major cities and a horrific series of mass killings, including two in May in Buffalo (10 dead African Americans) and at a school in Texas. (21 dead, including 19 children).

This New York law attacked by a decision of the Supreme Court since 1913 issuing permits to carry concealed weapons to persons who had reason to believe that they might have to defend themselves, for example because of their occupation or threats against them.

Conservatives vs. “Progressives”

In addition to California and New York, led by Democrats, the so-called “liberal” states (which can be translated rather by “left-ranked” and “progressive,” editor’s note) in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia, i.e., Washington, D.C., require such License to carry weapons.

In California, the version of this sesame is dependent on local sheriffs and police, depending on the counties and their political color.

Concretely, it is easier to get a permit in a rural Republican county than it is in San Francisco, one of the most “progressive” cities in the United States.

The shocking decision of the Supreme Court does not immediately violate local laws restricting the carrying of guns, but it will certainly trigger multiple legal actions.

There will be a game of cat and mouse that will be fun to watch. between gradual And conservatives, predicts Jeffrey Fagan, professor of law at Columbia University in New York.

Keechant Sewell, chief of the powerful New York City Police Department (NYPD), charged with implementing Mayor Eric Adams’ gun control program, has previously warned that anyone He will carry a gun illegally in New York will be arrested.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has already promised New gun laws take the harshest possible measures that mitigate the damage done today.

Near Washington, Maryland has also made clear, with the attorney general’s voice, that its laws are highly restrictive against firearms Show a decrease in violence.

The Chosen One’s Promise Continue the struggle to protect the safety of the people of Maryland.

Similarly, in the small state of Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey noted that this New England It had one of the lowest gun deaths in the country because strong laws are known to save lives.

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