A Buffalo man was arrested on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, after an illegal firearm was discovered during a car crash that took place a couple of weeks ago on June 16. The 20-year-old man was involved in a crash that was investigated by the New York State Park Police. During the investigation, Park Police found a gun in Kareem B. Lane's car. The New York State Police Community Stabilization Unit conducted a further inquiry during which Lane admitted that the gun belonged to him. He was arrested at his home for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree and taken to the State Police precinct in Buffalo for processing. He was arraigned in court in Grand Island, then taken to the Erie County Jail.

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Supreme Court Gun Law Ruling Is ‘Reckless,’ Says New York State Lt. Gov.

The Supreme Court recently struck down New York's concealed carry law on Thursday, June 23, 2022, potentially making it easier for dangerous people to carry guns in public. The 6-3 ruling was divided among ideology lines, with the 6 conservative judges voting to strike down the law and the 3 liberals voting to uphold the law. I spoke with New York's Lt. Gov. Antonio Delagado about it, and he said,

The decision is reckless.

For residents who have been trying to stop gun violence across the state, the court's decision is a slap in the face. It's also quite disheartening for many people to have it come after a racist shot and killed 10 people in Buffalo on May 14. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said,

The federal government will not have sweeping laws to protect us ... our states and our governors have a moral responsibility to do what we can and have laws that protect our citizens because of what is going on — the insanity of the gun culture that has possessed everyone all the way up to the Supreme Court.

New York's Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado Responds To Supreme Court Gun Law Ruiling, Details State's Efforts To Control Gun Violence

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