On Monday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams revealed his administration is still figuring out how to approach last week’s Supreme Court decision on concealed firearms.
Adams said a shift in policing policy is ultimately inevitable in light of the court’s decision which could pave the way for more people to carry guns in New York City.
According to reports, Adams has two options regarding the high court’s ruling.
One is designating certain places in the city as “sensitive areas” where concealed weapons would not be permitted.
The other is revamping the NYPD’s licensing process regarding concealed guns.
“Nothing changes now,” Adams said.
“But when it gets in full stride — a year from now, you know, a year and a half from now, and you start to see a substantial uptick in guns and people carrying guns — it’s going to be hard,” Adams added.
Moreover, Adams revealed that he’s spoken with NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell about what the new decision will mean regarding how the NYPD deals with people carrying weapons but stressed that the city is still “figuring it out.”
“Knowing that you can be in Times Square, and, you know, hundreds, thousands of people can carry a weapon, then how do you police that? How do you police it in places that are not ‘sensitive locations?’” he said.
“We’re figuring it out. We’re going to get it right. But I am not trying to downplay [it] … the Supreme Court made America a very dangerous place, particularly in New York City,” he added.