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Supreme Court gun ruling 'monumental' decision

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The president of the Citizen's Crime Commission of New York City says the Supreme Court ruling that says Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense is a "monumental decision' not only for the court, but for gun owners as well. "This is the first time in the history of the United States of America that the court has granted a constitutional right for anyone to carry a gun anytime, anywhere, concealed," Richard Aborn said. "Carrying a gun is a monumental decision. You have an awesome amount of killing power on your hip" The court struck down a New York gun law in a ruling expected to directly impact half a dozen other populous states. Thursday's decision came with recent mass shootings fresh in the nation's mind and Americans emotionally divided on the issue. Tom King, president of the plaintiff New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, said he was relieved. "The lawful and legal gun owner of New York State is no longer going to be persecuted by laws that have nothing to do with the safety of the people and will do nothing to make the people safer," King said.