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New York’s new gun control law went into effect: What’s next?

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  • Hayley Jones 

New gun legislation went into effect on Thursday, September 1 in New York after being upheld by a Federal Court judge.

The case was brought forth by an upstate New York resident and three gun rights organizations, according to News10 NBC.

The judge denied the group’s request for a preliminary injunction, saying that while arguments were persuasive, there is no standing to “bring the legal action.”

New York’s concealed carry law lengthens the process to obtain permit

Governor Hochul’s statement on Wednesday:

“The court dismissed the case and denied the motion for a preliminary injunction. It is a just and right decision, and our smart, sensible gun laws will go into effect as planned tomorrow on September 1 to keep New Yorkers safe.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James called the ruling a major victory “against baseless attacks by the gun lobby” in a tweet.

Related: What’s included in New York’s controversial new gun law?

New state law also bans guns in “sensitive” locations like schools, libraries and hospitals

Under the law, applicants for a concealed carry permit must go through 16 hours of classroom training as well as two hours of live-fire training.

Every day New Yorkers are prohibited from bringing guns into “sensitive” locations including Times Square, bars, libraries, schools, government buildings and hospitals.

Related: Gun rights advocate says NY’s new gun legislation won’t prevent future mass shootings

Watch Gov. Hochul’s full announcement

Additionally, concealed carry permit holders are required to obtain renewal or recertification of their permit every three years.

Gov. Hochul also announced a new Gun Safety website to provide the public, gun owners and gun dealers with information about the new requirements.

Related: Siena Poll: 92% of New Yorkers say crime is a serious problem, 60% worried about being a crime victim