STATEMENT FROM QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION INC. V. BRUEN
The Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen significantly hinders our ongoing efforts to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence. I am extremely disappointed in this decision by the highest court which creates undue burden on the commonsense gun laws in this State. We remain committed to working with our law enforcement partners, legislative leaders, community members, faith-based institutions, violence interrupters, and youth development organizations on comprehensive solutions to end the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our communities. Despite today’s set back, we will meet this national challenge together in order to ensure the safety and well-being of every New Yorker.