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New York Officials Rush to Draft New Gun Rules After Supreme Court Decision

  • Hochul, Adams take to airwaves to rail against ruling
  • Defining what is a ‘sensitive place’ is key to legislation
Kathy Hochul
Kathy HochulPhotographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

New York state and city officials are furiously working to come up with new rules to prevent New Yorkers from being able to carry firearms in public after the US Supreme Court rejected the state’s attempt to characterize Manhattan as a uniquely “sensitive place” where weapons should be restricted.

“It’s hard to find a place in New York that is not sensitive,” Governor Kathy Hochul said in a CBS interview on Friday, one of more than a dozen television appearances by the governor, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and other officials following the high court’s decision on Thursday.