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Robert Namer
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July 02, 2022

     Liberals need to find more gimmicks to neutralize the good.  Blue state leaders are scrambling to draft legislative fixes in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that imperiled state laws requiring people to show “proper cause” to carry a firearm.

     New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat in one of several states directly impacted, signed an executive order directing all state departments and agencies to come up with ways to regulate how and when guns may be carried or displayed. More notably, he plans to work with legislators to “expand the number and types” of so-called sensitive places where the public carry of a firearm would be prohibited. Blue state leaders are scrambling to draft legislative fixes in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that imperiled state laws requiring people to show “proper cause” to carry a firearm.

     In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a special legislative session to start July 30 for lawmakers to hammer out new handgun concealed-carry laws.“ The Supreme Court ‘s reckless and reprehensible decision to strike down New York‘s century-old concealed carry law puts lives at risk here in New York,” she said. “Since the decision was released, I have been working around the clock with our partners in the legislature to craft gun safety legislation in response to this ruling that will protect New Yorkers. My number one priority as governor will always be to keep New Yorkers safe.” 

     Similar to the moves in New Jersey, the Democrats in New York are expected to try to box out guns from as many places as possible while avoiding sweeping geographic bans that would violate the new ruling. In New Jersey, Mr. Murphy detailed a lengthy wish list of sensitive spaces that includes stadiums and arenas, public transit and bars or restaurants where alcohol is served. He also wants no-guns-allowed rules for day care centers, long-term care centers and hospitals, as well as gathering spots like polling places, courthouses and government buildings.

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