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Federal Judge Orders Three Day Stay, On Hochul’s New Gun Law

October 6, 2022

From Governor Kathy Hochul: “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s reckless decision that reversed decades of established law amid a national gun violence crisis, the State Legislature and I acted decisively to keep New Yorkers safe. The Concealed Carry Improvement Act was carefully crafted to put in place common-sense restrictions around concealed carry permits. While this decision leaves aspects of the law in place, it is deeply disappointing that the Judge wants to limit my ability to keep New Yorkers safe and to prevent more senseless gun violence. We are working with the Attorney General’s office to review the decision carefully and discuss next steps in an appeal. I will continue to do everything in my power to combat the gun violence epidemic and protect New Yorkers.”

From Congressman Joe Sempolinski: “I’m glad to see that there has been positive action in court, on Hochul’s unconstitutional gun law. This (Hochul’s) law was put in place to blatantly get around a Supreme Court decision that the governor didn’t like.”

From State Senator George Borrello: “As I have said from the beginning, it was only a matter of time before this poorly drafted and unconstitutional law was struck down. It was nothing but bad election season theatrics. One Party Rule has failed to keep New Yorkers safe and New Yorkers know that. This unconstitutional virtue-signaling law, along with the package passed in June, were shameless attempts to distract attention away from the real, Democrat-created public safety crisis plaguing our state.