New York and New Jersey are two of the eight states that have similar laws giving local authorities discretion to decide who receives gun permits.
Legal experts say a decision striking down or loosening those “proper cause” requirements will mean more concealed weapons in public places — especially concerning in densely populated areas.
“I think it would be a big mistake in urban areas to let this happen,” former NYPD Chief of Detectives and ABC News contributor Robert Boyce said. “It’s just too many people. Again, I’m a proponent of the Second Amendment, but everything has to be reasonable.”