The New York Metropolis Council plans to press state lawmakers to dramatically develop the state’s present record of “delicate places” the place weapons might be banned after a Supreme Court docket ruling Thursday left it as one of many few avenues accessible to limit handguns within the Large Apple.
Metropolis lawmakers are pinning their hopes on a two-page opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh that seems to restrict features of the court docket’s beautiful however anticipated 6-3 ruling that struck down a century-old state legislation that dramatically restricted who may have a handgun allow.
Council Speaker Adrienne Adams stated she plans to go a non-binding decision that may name on Albany to ban weapons from all authorities buildings, colleges, hospitals, locations of worship, parks, daycares and cemeteries and different amenities — and set up a 1,000 foot buffer round these locations the place weapons would even be banned.
“We’re formally and proactively presenting this concept to the state legislature as a result of the menace to New York Metropolis is so very severe,” stated Speaker Adrienne Adams.
“We’re urging the state to make sure that as many locations the place kids and susceptible populations are current, together with the subway, be designated as delicate areas,” she added.
Moreover, she stated she hoped state lawmakers would take into account making inhabitants density a standards for establishing a ‘delicate location,’ which might successfully ban the carrying of handguns in most of New York Metropolis.
The bulk on the Supreme Court docket appeared to warn away from such an strategy, however Adams stated she was hopeful legal professionals may craft a workaround.
“It’s nonetheless one thing that we’re hammering out proper now,” she stated.
However when requested if the purpose of the buffer zones and density necessities could be to once more efficient ban widespread handgun possession within the 5 boroughs, “an efficient citywide gun ban blanket,” Adams says that it was.
“That’s the hope, that’s the purpose,” she stated.