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Speaker Coughlin Statement on SCOTUS Striking Down New York Handgun Law

Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Thursday:

“I am severely disappointed and concerned about the impact of today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court, a decision which largely strikes down New York’s century-old concealed carry law.

“We are reviewing the decision to determine how it impedes state regulations designed to protect people from gun violence at concerts, in their houses of worship, at the grocery store, and in public spaces. I find that fact alarming.

“Following a thorough analysis, we will need to determine our direction forward, doing so in the name of every one of our communities who deserve nothing less than to feel safe.”