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Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah issued this statement today in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down New York State’s conceal and carry law:

“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court striking down New York’s law limiting those who can carry a concealed weapon will absolutely make it harder for prosecutors in New York and around the country to keep our communities safe from gun violence. As a mom, a District Attorney, and as someone who cares about the safety of my law enforcement partners out on the streets, the impact of the Court’s ruling cannot be overstated. In addition, this ruling opens the door for other reasonable gun restrictions to be deemed unconstitutional.

Keeping the people in Westchester safe from gun violence is my top priority as DA and our work aggressively prosecuting gun crimes, gun traffickers and getting illegal guns off the street will not stop. We are ready to work with the governor and the NY legislature to craft common sense legislation that will pass the new and narrow requirements the court has imposed to protect our communities. We will also continue to enforce other strong gun laws that exist in our state and work with our local leaders, law enforcement, school and community partners to educate our communities about red flag laws and safe firearm storage. This moment requires that we reinforce our collective commitment to fight gun violence.”

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Anna Young, Public Information Officer
(914) 995-3586
ayoung@westchesterda.net

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