After two shootings in the same week in the United States, the US Supreme Court has ruled that “citizens have a fundamental right to carry weapons in public places.”
The ruling, overturned on Thursday, overturned a century-old New York law that required a person to prove that he or she really needed a firearms license in order to obtain a firearms license.
The Supreme Court’s decision has been criticized in the United States, which has said it will increase the number of murders.
US President Joe Biden has condemned the decision, saying it was “irrational and unconstitutional” and would “put us all in trouble.”
New York Governor Kathy Hochhol called the decision a “dark day.”
“It’s a shame that voices are being raised against violence at gunpoint and the Supreme Court has rejected New York law,” he said.
The same law was in place in other states, including California, and now it will be difficult for them to stop people from carrying weapons in public places.
Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas wrote in the judgment that “the state of New York only issues firearms licenses to those who desperately need them in self-defense.” We have concluded that the state violates the constitution.
The United States has seen an increase in shootings over the past month. On May 15, an 18-year-old man opened fire on a market in Buffalo, New York, killing at least 10 people.
According to the American news agency AP, the police said that before surrendering in front of the authorities, the gunman Patten Gendron shot dead 11 black citizens.
On May 25, a teenager shot dead 20 people, including 18 children, at a school in the US state of Texas, the worst school shooting this year.
According to the French news agency Media, the incident took place on Tuesday in the area of Euvelde, an hour’s drive from the Mexican border.
In the first week of June, at least nine people were killed and more than 25 injured in large-scale shootings in the US states of Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting at a train in San Francisco on June 23.