Guns soon to be banned in Times Square, New York

Carrying a gun soon to be banned in Times Square, New York

Carrying a weapon, even concealed, will soon be banned in several places in New York City, including the iconic Times Square.

From Thursday, it will be forbidden to walk around with a firearm, even concealed, in the famous district of Times Square in Manhattan, as in many public places in the State and in New York City, announced Wednesday authorities.

This new legislation, passed and signed this summer by New York State, led by Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul, and by the megacity led by Mayor ranked on the right wing of the Democratic Party, Eric Adams, takes effect on September 1.

It is a reaction from New York and other Democratic states, such as California, to the scandalous judgment of the Supreme Court of the United States – with a conservative majority – which had sanctioned the end of June Americans' constitutional right to leave their homes armed.

The Supreme Court's decision was a gunshot that resonated around the world, launched during a riot. a briefing on the highly martial Eric Adams, a former police captain who has made combating gun violence the backbone of his tenure.

New York City will defend itself against the ruling and, starting tomorrow, new requirements for the right to concealed carry of a firearm in sensitive areas like Times Square take effect, he said. .

The city councilor unveiled a Times Square sign : Gun Free Zone(Gun Free Zone) which will be hung by Thursday in and around this iconic square in the heart of Manhattan, where giant electronic billboards stand lit day and night for the 50 million visitors who come to ;press there every year.

The governor of the country’s fourth most populous state (20 million inhabitants) added that these weapons even concealed in holsters, bags or pockets, will be banned from area bars, libraries, schools, utilities and hospitals.

Ms. Hochul said she refuses to waive [her] government duty to protect New- Yorkers of gun violence.

These bans do not apply to law enforcement.

The Supreme Court , in Washington, whose majority of judges are conservatives, had invalidated on June 23 the restrictions on the carrying of firearms provided for by a 1913 law of the State of New York, then even as America faces a spike in crime in major cities and a string of killings, including two in May, in Buffalo (10 African Americans killed) and at a school in Texas (21 killed, including 19 children).

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