REV. AL SHARPTON CONDEMNS SUPREME COURT RULING AGAINST NYS GUN LAW—
Decision comes amid increase in gun violence, mass shootings across the country
New York, NY (Thursday, June 23, 2022) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision today to strike down New York’s limits on carrying a gun outside of the home.
“The Supreme Court decision on carrying a gun in New York is devastating and potentially dangerous. This ruling could not have come at a worse time, as we have been working to de-escalate gun violence in the city. It has never been more important for Congress to pass meaningful legislation to combat the epidemic that is gun violence in this nation.”
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
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