NY gov: I don't need proof that gun control keeps people safe

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared that she didn’t need any statistics to justify preventing people who qualify from acquiring concealed carry permits. Of course, she says that because she doesn’t have any statistics. In fact, the statistics show the opposite.

Hochul is outraged that the Supreme Court struck down New York’s ability to withhold concealed carry permits from qualified citizens unless they convinced the government they had a “proper cause” for acquiring one. As Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, the right to bear arms isn’t a “second-class right” that can be stripped from people unless they petition the government to exercise it. But Hochul disagrees because she thinks she must keep people safe.

Does she have proof that the law kept people safe? Of course not. When WRGB reported Anne McCloy asked if Hochul had “the numbers to show it’s the concealed carry permit holders that are committing crimes,” Hochul dismissed the question outright. “I don’t need to have numbers,” Hochul said. “I don’t need to have a data point to say this.”