The Supreme Court overturned New York’s concealed carry law in a six to three vote yesterday morning. ABC 7 said the justices ruled that requiring people to demonstrate a need to carry a gun in public violated the Second Amendment. The ruling will have implications for gun restrictions across the country. Here in New York, Governor Hochul told the press, “shocking, absolutely shocking that they have taken away our right to have reasonable restrictions.”
In relation to the Supreme Court’s decision, yesterday morning, Governor Hochul signed Alyssas’s law. According to ABC 7, the new law requires school districts to consider installing silent panic alarms that alert law enforcement in life-threatening situations. The law was named after Alyssa Alhadeff, who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Samm Swarts, the Assistant Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response at Ithaca College, sent a mass email to the community saying the school will no longer require COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated staff and students. The surveillance testing ended on Tuesday, but the school still requires all students without an exemption to be vaccinated and boosted for the next academic year. Employees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated, but it is not required. Whether the school will reinstate surveillance testing in the fall is unclear at this time.
New York was ranked the best state for summer road trips in a recently published study by WalletHub, a personal finance website. According to ABC 10, the company's goal was to find the most fun, scenic, and wallet-friendly destinations, especially as gas prices continue to rise. New York's attractions, including the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Niagara Falls, and metropolitan areas, helped the company's decision to name New York the best state for a summer road trip.
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