Brooklyn reacts to Supreme Court’s gun ruling

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A majority of Brooklyn’s elected officials and advocacy groups are expressing shock and horror after the US Supreme Court’s decision to nullify New York’s strict laws regarding concealed carry of firearms.

In New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, the court’s 6-3 right wing majority on Thursday struck down New York’s rigorous requirements for obtaining concealed carry licenses, which only allows permits for those demonstrating “proper cause,” such as fear for their lives, to carry a firearm.

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