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Hochul calls extraordinary session of legislature

Jun 27, 2022 2:03 pm

Luke Parsnow reports for New York State of Politics Gov. Kathy Hochul on June 24 announced an extraordinary session of the state legislature on June 30. The reason: to pass legislation in response to the Supreme Court's ruling June 23 overturning the state's concealed gun law. The Supreme Court voted 6-to-3 that New York's law requiring people to show "proper cause" to get a license to carry a concealed handgun outside the home was unconstitutional. "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," Hochul said in a statement. "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." It is still an open question whether lawmakers will use the extraordinary session to legislate other issues, such as the Supreme Court's ruling on June 24 ending the right to abortion. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.