Supreme Court's law on guns will make our job harder, says law enforcement officer

Supreme Court's law on guns will make our job harder, says law enforcement officer

The Supreme Court decision which struck down a New York law placing restrictions on 

carrying a concealed gun outside the home will have drastic consequences for law enforcement, 

inhibiting their ability to remove illegal guns from the street and protect the public from shootings, officials said. 

In the widest expansion of gun rights in a decade, the court's decision Thursday changed the framework lower courts across 

the nation will use as they analyze other gun restrictions. The case was remanded to the lower court and the law is still in effect until it goes through 

the lower court process. The court's ruling in the case, brought by an affiliate of the National Rifle Association, allow

more guns to be publicly carried in the largest city in the country and could nullify laws nationwide, including those in Massachusetts and California.  

Previously, New York state law required people to show "proper cause" before obtaining the license.