New York’s Democratic leaders aim to preserve as many restrictions as possible on carrying a handgun in public after the U.S. on Thursday struck down key portions of the state’s gun-licensing law.

The 6-3 court decision throws out a more than century-old New York law that required a person to prove they had a legitimate self-defense need to receive a permit to carry a handgun outside the home.

 activists rallied in Union Square Thursday following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that will allow more people to legally carry concealed guns in public spaces, including New York City streets.

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New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, also a Democrat, said state lawmakers should ban people from carrying handguns in any place containing more than 10,000 people per square mile 

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This case has been remanded back to the lower court but the important thing to note today is that nothing changes,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said during a City Hall news conference.