Guns

For now, New York’s new gun laws remain in effect after AG appeal

As expected, New York State Attorney General Letitia James has filed an appeal and the state’s new laws regarding concealed carry will remain in place for the time being.

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Glenn Suddaby granted a temporary restraining order regarding New York’s recently enacted Concealed Carry Improvement Act. (ICCA)which impose new restrictions on where licensed firearms holders can carry a firearm and the requirements needed to obtain a concealed carry permit.

In a statement following the appeal file, Attorney General James said:

“Today, my office filed a petition to keep the entire Concealed Carry Improvement Act in effect and continue to protect communities as the appeals process moves forward. This common-sense legislation on Gun control is essential in our state’s efforts to reduce gun violence.We will continue to fight for the safety of ordinary New Yorkers.

However, Suddaby decided last week to grant a temporary restraining order, a request made by an advocacy group Gun Owner of America. Among the problems with the legislation cited by the judge were the requirement to provide “a list of the plaintiff’s former and current social media accounts for the past three years”; that the permit applicant has “good character” and provisions prohibiting firearms from being carried in various places, including “on a public sidewalk”.

NY’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act was passed over the summer in a special session of the state legislature after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down some of the century-old gun laws of the state (New York State Rifles and Pistols Association vs. Bruen).

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Unless permitted to carry a concealed firearm, there are several very viable and possibly deadly weapons that New Yorkers are permitted to carry in public for the purpose of self-defense.

In fact, there is a misconception surrounding most of the following weapons.

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