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State A.G. Fights Federal Judge On Concealed Carry Ruling

October 11, 2022

Yesterday, State Attorney General Leticia James filed a motion to keep Governor Kathy Hochul’s Concealed Carry law in effect in New York State.

Now this comes after a federal judge ruled that parts of the new law on conceal carry were unconstitutional. The governor passed the conceal carry law because the US Supreme Court in Washington ruled that New York State could have concealed carry.

From the A.G.’s office: The Concealed Carry Improvement Actm was passed during an extraordinary session of the Legislature and enacted earlier this summer in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The law strengthens requirements for concealed carry permits, prohibits guns in sensitive places, requires individuals with concealed carry permits to request a property owner’s consent to carry on their premises, enhances safe storage requirements, requires social media review ahead of certain gun purchases, and requires background checks on all ammunition purchases.