Letters to the Editor — June 25, 2022

The Issue: The Supreme Court’s overturning of New York’s legislation limiting the carrying of hid firearms.

I consider The Post’s editorial about being dissatisfied with the Supreme Court’s ruling on hid carry is misguided (“Supreme Disappointment,” June 24).

I’m a former New York resident and had a hid carry allow. I needed to be fingerprinted, give references and was subjected to a background test earlier than I used to be accredited.

Criminals don’t comply with legal guidelines. Law-abiding residents are usually not going to make New York streets unsafe. It’s the lawless people and the coward politicians that make the streets unsafe. Maybe a prison will suppose twice now that law-abiding residents can legally carry.

Thomas Conner
Anderson, Tenn.

In these hyper-polarized instances, there are only a few points that folk on the far left and much proper agree upon.

But right here in New York City at the very least, just about everybody kind of despises the conservative-led Supreme Court overruling of our state’s century-old gun legislation.

Reading Friday’s editorial in The Post solely confirmed my notion on this matter.

So I really feel I can communicate for just about all Gothamites after I say to our pricey, candy, well-intentioned, God-fearing, Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices: “Stay off our garden.”

Gary Stein

Criminals and sexual predators have had it simple in our interior cities.

They might act with impunity within the information that that they had an enormous benefit over their victims: They have a weapon, and their potential sufferer may be very possible unarmed and defenseless.

In the case of intercourse crimes, the male perpetrator often has an enormous benefit in measurement in energy. This is all about to vary with the brand new Supreme Court ruling permitting law-abiding residents to bear arms.

Criminals should suppose twice earlier than approaching a possible sufferer. Law-abiding residents who bear arms is not going to improve the quantity of gun violence, however they may give pause to criminals who have already got unlawful weapons.

André Montero

What planet are the justices on? Overturning this legislation means extra folks with little or no coaching in gun use will flood the streets. Do they understand what number of states are going to comply with this lead and unfold it like most cancers?

If politicians would place extra consideration on illegal gun house owners or companies that promote weapons by way of third-party entities that find yourself within the arms of avenue sellers, criminals and youths, it could go a good distance.

The highest courtroom within the land has opened the gate to Wild West days.

Greg Raleigh
Washington, DC

Bravo to the Supreme Court. Law-abiding New York City households have been experiencing quite a few assaults and intimidations in our metropolis. We have been cowed and have misplaced our freedom.

Presently, we’re not protected by the handcuffed police and judicial system. Thank you to the Supreme Court for implementing our Constitution. Now not solely criminals can have weapons.

Anton Loew

What a reckless resolution to make at a time when much less weapons ought to be out there.

To mandate that it’s OK to hold a gun should you select to and to think about this simply one other merchandise to hold alongside together with your cellphone is mind-boggling. I’m amazed that the Supremes might have come to such a call.

Bunny Abraham

To each motion there’s a response. It’s a primary legislation of physics.

After district attorneys in liberal cities refused to prosecute violent criminals and decreased the cities to a state of anarchy, the Supreme Court correctly upheld the true which means of the Second Amendment by permitting folks to train their pure, God-given proper to defend themselves.

Chris Tripoulas

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