- Jan 3, 2021
President Biden is "deeply disappointed" with a Supreme Court gun decision that struck down a New York law restricting access to concealed carry permits Thursday.
Biden released the statement hours after the Supreme Court released its decision. The New York law had required permit applicants to provide specific reasons for needing a firearm.
"Since 1911, the State of New York has required individuals who would like to carry a concealed weapon in public to show a need to do so for the purpose of self-defense and to acquire a license," Biden wrote. "More than a century later, the United States Supreme Court has chosen to strike down New York’s long-established authority to protect its citizens."
"I urge states to continue to enact and enforce commonsense laws to make their citizens and communities safer from gun violence," he added.
President Biden condemned the Supreme Court for striking down a New York gun law restricting access to concealed carry permits Thursday, calling it "deeply disappointing."