The United States Supreme Court, in a recent ruling, expanded access to guns by striking down a New York law that said people needed to show a specific need to carry a concealed gun. Massachusetts has similar restrictions, so how could the ruling impact Bay State residents?

John Rosenthal, co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence told Jim Braude on Greater Boston that the Massachusetts law might be different enough from the New York law that the state could be safe from losing the restriction, however nothing is certain with this court.

"I think we're going to be OK frankly, but remember, this is not your grandfather's court. These are conservative judges who seem more interested in changing culture than respecting laws as far as I can tell," Rosenthal said.

Rosenthal said the gun lobby has a "take no prisoners approach." He added, "I think this Supreme Court may go further, we just don't know to what extent."

Anyone can still go to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont or several other states to buy guns and illegally bring them into Massachusetts, Rosenthal noted. "So, we're up against it and the Supreme Court is not helping save lives in America from preventable gun violence."

Rosenthal issued a warning about gun laws and the current Supreme Court rulings in general. "We better wake up. America is calling. We have got to get out and vote these conservatives out of office and ultimately change the course or ultimately we are going to lose our democracy," he said.

Watch: ‘We gotta wake up’: Stop Handgun Violence co-founder on Supreme Court gun decision