Democrats raise alarm after Supreme Court strikes NY concealed carry law

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Several Democratic lawmakers expressed dismay Thursday after the Supreme Court struck down a New York law restricting concealed carry permits.

The high court ruled that the state regulations in question violated the Second Amendment in a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas. The law required New York residents to prove they had “proper cause” when applying for a concealed handgun license, a standard that didn’t include self defense.

“It’s deeply disturbing and is showing an activism by these Supreme Court justices to undermine common sense state laws and precedent,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., told Fox News Digital.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told Fox News that the ruling was a “radical decision by an increasingly radicalized Supreme Court.”

“The country doesn’t want a kid on his 18th birthday to be able to walk into a gun store with no real background checks, with no waiting period and buy a weapon and conceal that weapon and shoot a lot of people in a short period of time,” Brown said.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, speaks during a

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