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Judge Allows New York Concealed Carry Restrictions to Take Effect

HeadlineSep 01, 2022

Here in New York, a federal judge has ruled that a new state law restricting people from carrying concealed firearms in public can remain in effect. District Judge Glenn Suddaby ruled Wednesday that the gun owners’ groups who sued to block the law did not have standing to challenge the law in court. This comes after the Supreme Court in June struck down a century-old New York law that limited the carrying of concealed handguns. New York Governor Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that the state’s new laws — enacted after that Supreme Court ruling — will still ban guns in so-called sensitive locations.

Gov. Kathy Hochul: “They said that those who have concealed carry permits can pretty much take them anywhere they want. In response, we had to come up with a list of sensitive locations where guns are prohibited. These sensitive locations will include schools, colleges, daycares, libraries, restaurants that serve alcohol, other places, parks, … and also we added Times Square.”

Newly installed signs in Times Square read “Gun Free Zone,” adding that a violation of the prohibition is a felony.

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