Hochul: “We’re not going backwards" on gun legislation
ALBANY, N.Y (WHEC) – New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke about the extraordinary session Friday.
She told New Yorkers about the changes to expect including the "no open carry" law and expanded background checks for all ammunition purchases.
I just signed a new law to keep New Yorkers safe – even in the face of a monumental setback from the Supreme Court.— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) July 2, 2022
Thanks to @AndreaSCousins, @CarlHeastie, and our legislative partners for your quick work and collaboration to pass these critical gun safety reforms. pic.twitter.com/AIujZJz0TP
"I refuse, as I’ve said from day one, I refuse to surrender my right as governor to protect New Yorkers from gun violence or any other form of harm,” Hochul said. “We’re not going backwards. They may think they can change our lives with the stroke of a pen, but we have pens too."
The governor says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision was only a “temporary” setback.