June 23, 2022

Senator Haskell Releases Statement In Response To Supreme Court Ruling On New York Gun Law

Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) released the following statement after the Supreme Court today ruled in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc v Bruen to loosen firearm laws in the United States. The case overturns a New York law requiring “proper cause” for handgun owners to obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons.

“This decision will cut innocent lives short. It will make the problem of gun violence worse at a time when every branch of government ought to be focused on keeping schools, grocery stores, movie theaters and subways safe. As Justice Breyer’s dissent expertly points out, the Court has advanced a narrow reading of the Second Amendment that is ahistorical, vague, and plainly dangerous. The road ahead will not be easy, but we know the American public is desperate to enact stronger gun regulations and save lives. We must continue to push, here in Connecticut and across the country, using every tool that the Court has left available to state legislators.”