Assemblywoman Judy Griffin’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Common Sense Gun Safety Laws

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre, 21st District) said the following after today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in N.Y.S. Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. Bruen, N.Y.S. Police Superintendent:

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is an affront to the Common-Sense Gun Safety laws we have enacted in New York to protect our local communities across our state.

While our nation is still reeling from the massacres in Buffalo, Uvalde, Tulsa, and everyday gun tragedies in every state in the union, this decision certainly doesn't meet the moment: as a nation we need to be employing measures to curtail gun violence - not increase it.

In June, we in the New York State Assembly Majority did just that, working with the State Senate Majority and Governor to pass an 11-bill package to reinforce and strengthen our existing gun safety laws. I was proud to cosponsor each one of those bills because it is my duty and promise to make my constituents and their loved ones safer.

I stand with the families of victims of gun violence and the horrific massacres across our nation who have been demanding action. Instead, the U.S. Supreme Court has served a win to the NRA. This ruling is an attack on public safety and sets us back, threatening everyone and posing added risk to our law enforcement.

We are going to fight back!”