With gun violence being a major concern in our community, today's Supreme Court decision to openly carry firearms is gaining support from Erie County Executive Brenton Davis.

"As the County Executive, I'm always going to air on the side of protecting our constitutional rights and defending that second amendment," Davis says.

But when gun violence spikes in our backyard, the issue lies deeper.

"We've got some major issues societally, but I believe that's more person-focused and not weapon-focused."

That's where he associates mental illness with young gun offenders. He thinks it stems from parents. For example, the 14-year-old involved in the Erie High shooting, It's still in question how he got a handgun but it landed him inside a correctional facility, which Davis says is full of juvenile gun offenders.

"I think there's a lot of folks peddling gun control as a means to an end. If you make something unlawful, people won't do it. That's a farse. It happens," Davis says.

Some people do not agree with the supreme court's decision. They're saying that if we keep our guns out of sensitive areas, we're conforming to American exceptionalism. People would want to exercise their rights but not have the responsibilities.

"That's totally ridiculous because every area is sensitive. We need to have the courage to eliminate this foolishness," Bishop Brock shares.

In fact, Brock says keeping guns out of sensitive areas is wishful thinking. As far as Davis's opinion- not all gun owners are troublemakers.