For Immediate Release: July 5, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
State Attempts To Essentially Nullify Supreme Court’s Bruen Decision
Washington, D.C.: After a stinging rebuke from the Supreme Court of their tyrannical 2nd Amendment structure, New York state gathered a special session of the legislature to pass a newly-devised ‘shall issue’ permit system.
“Instead of loosening their tyrannical grip on citizens’ constitutional rights, Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York legislature have essentially shifted their tight grip on gun laws,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “It’s sad, though not surprising, that New York’s new concealed carry law is still burdensome. Average citizens will still find it nearly impossible to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights, and even if they manage to get a permit, the state has decided to list nearly every public space as a ‘sensitive area’ free from firearms.
“What’s even more terrifying than these 2nd Amendment infringements is that New York’s new law requires a handing over of your social media accounts to law enforcement in the permit application process! They may try to cloak it in an explanation of security, but the cold hard fact is that New York officials will be given every tool they need to deny your 2nd Amendment rights based on your 1st Amendment protected political and cultural speech.
“This is not only an attempted nullification of the Supreme Court’s ruling, but a bold grab at power to punish political dissenters. It reeks of the racist roots of gun control and ought to be dealt with swiftly and soundly. The attachment of protected free speech to the exercise of constitutional rights should terrify every American, no matter their opinion on firearms ownership.”