New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on Wednesday announced a list of “sensitive areas” she wants to ban CCW holders from carrying at.
Gov. Hochul made the announcement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Bruen case.
The Bruen case struck down wording which read, states “may issue” statute for CCW applicants.
“My team is reviewing all of our options. We’re gonna make sure we have the strongest protections possible,” Hochul said during a press conference on Wednesday.
Where Hochul Wants to Ban CCW Holders From Carrying
According to The New York Post Hochul’s list of “sensitive locations” include:
Federal, state and local government buildings
Health and medical facilities
Places where children gather such as daycares, parks, zoos and playgrounds
Public transportation including subways and buses
Hochul indicated her decision to outline these places is so private businesses won’t automatically default to allowing law-abiding gun owners to carry their firearms.
Behind the Numbers
During the press conference, CBS Albany reporter Anne McCloy asked Hochul if she has numbers to prove CCW holders are the ones committing crimes.
“Do you have the numbers to show that it’s the concealed carry permit holders that are committing crimes?” McCloy asked. “Because the lawful gun owner will say that you’re attacking the wrong person. It’s really people that are getting these guns illegally that are causing the violence, not the people that are going and getting the permit legally. That’s the basis for the whole Supreme Court argument.”
“Do you have the numbers?” McCloy asked again.
“I don’t need to have numbers,” Hochul said. “I don’t have to have a data point to to say this is gonna matter. All I know is that I have a responsibility to the people of this state to have sensible gun safety laws.”
Anne: Do you have numbers to show that it’s the concealed carry permit holders that are committing crimes?
Hochul: I don’t need to have numbers. I don’t need to have a data point to say this. I know that I have a responsibility for this state to have sensible gun safety laws. pic.twitter.com/NiCp7POO88
— Anne McCloy (@AnneMcCloyNews) June 29, 2022
The governor’s attacks on law-abiding gun owners isn’t surprising. Immediately following the Supreme Court’s decision, she indicated a “national reckoning on gun violence” would take place.