On June 23, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled against the New York gun law that required people to show “proper cause” to get a license to carry a concealed handgun outside the home. The vote was 6-3.
President Biden’s statement on this Supreme Court Ruling on Guns, “I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Since 1911, the State of New York has required individuals who would like to carry a concealed weapon in public to show a need to do so for the purpose of self-defense and to acquire a license. More than a century later, the United States Supreme Court has chosen to strike down New York’s long-established authority to protect its citizens. This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.”