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NY AG Letitia James Defends New Gun Licensing Protection Law at Supreme Court

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New York State Attorney General's Office
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New York Attorney General Letitia James released a statement in anticipation of the arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The plaintiffs in the case aim to overturn the New York law that determines who can carry a concealed weapon outside of their home. As the law stands, only those who meet certain criteria and prove "proper cause" can obtain a concealed carry permit.

The New York Stat Rifle & Pistol Association claims that law is in violation of the 2nd Amendment.

James said New York has some of the strongest gun laws in the nation. However, she argues "...guns do not stop working as they cross the threshold of another state's border, which is why our gun licensing laws are necessary."

A number of groups have submitted amicus briefs in support of the state's position, including the American Medical Association, NAACP, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Watch James' full statement here:

NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION V. BRUEN SCOTUS ARGUMENTS.mp4