QBP RICHARDS ON PASSAGE OF STATE LEGISLATION REGARDING CONCEALED CARRY OF FIREARMS
(July 1, 2022 at 9pm)
QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. stated the following in response to today’s passage of state legislation limiting where firearms can legally be carried throughout New York, as well as strengthening training requirements and other criteria an individual must meet in order to receive a concealed carry license.
“The Supreme Court has abjectly failed New Yorkers, but I applaud Governor Hochul and the state Legislature for taking immediate action in passing and signing critical legislation to keep guns out of the hands of individuals who should not own them, ensure those who receive concealed carry licenses are properly trained in handling firearms and prevent the proliferation of weapons in our schools, subways and other sensitive locations,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “From Buffalo to here in Queens and beyond, far too many families have been torn apart by gun violence. I’m confident this comprehensive, yet common sense law will help prevent even more upended futures or funerals for our loved ones.”
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