NY Gov. Hochul defiant after Supreme Court gun decision: 'We're just getting started'

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Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul warned that her state is "just getting started" on gun restrictions after the Supreme Court struck down a state gun control measure Thursday.

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that New York had placed unconstitutionally restrictive limits on residents' ability to obtain a concealed carry license. Hochul argued the ruling signified a "dark day" for the court and vowed further gun control action.

"Today, the Supreme Court is sending us backwards in our efforts to protect families and prevent gun violence. And it's particularly painful that this came down at this moment," Hochul said. "We are still dealing with families in pain from mass shootings that have occurred, the loss of life, their beloved children and grandchildren. Today, the Supreme Court struck down a New York law that limits who can carry concealed weapons."

"Does everyone understand what a concealed weapon means? That you have no forewarning that someone can hide a weapon on them and go into our subways, going to our grocery stores, like stores up in Buffalo, New York, where I'm from," she continued. "This decision isn't just reckless. It's reprehensible. It's not what New Yorkers want. And we should have the right of determination of what we want to do in terms of our gun laws in our state."

Hochul went on to state that she is "prepare... (Read more)