A federal judge allowed a New York gun law to swiftly move forward only hours before the new regulations took effect. Judge Glenn Suddaby said the plaintiffs, which included gun rights organizations and an upstate resident, should not have brought on legal action as they don’t have the standing for it.
The judge also said that there was no proof that under the new guidelines a legal gun owner might be at risk of facing credible threats.
New York Attorney General Letitia James in a tweet supported the ruling, calling it a major victory against the baseless accusations made by the gun lobby. The law which is set to take effect tomorrow, will protect New Yorkers from gun violence and defend the constitutionality of the laws according to her.
In a follow-up tweet, she mentioned that responsible gun control can help save lives and have a positive impact on communities.
Erich Pratt, senior vice president of Gun Owners of America, one of the challengers said that they would continue the fight against what they deemed to be “clear violations of the Second Amendment.”
Signs in New York City’s Times Square have already been posted declaring it a “Gun Free Zone.”
The sensitive places that are to be off-limits to guns also include parks, churches, hospitals, and theaters. This is following the Supreme Court’s decision NYSRPA v. Bruen which expanded gun rights and the follow-up measures put in place.
Stricter standards for concealed carry permits will also be put in place.
According to the law to get a permit 16 hours of classroom training, two hours of live-fire exercises, and provision of all social media accounts used by the person in the last three years for review will be mandatory to gain a permit.
Permit renewal will be required every 3 years.