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Wayne supervisors will join Seneca County in asking state to rescind new gun laws calling them unconstitutional

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors is expected to join many others across the state asking New York to rescind its new gun laws.

Among those gun laws that’s opposed is the new standards for concealed carry permits.

Under the updated state law citizens are prohibited from bringing guns to schools, churches, subways, theaters, and amusement parks. They are also prohibited from bringing guns to any place the state deems ‘sensitive’.

Gun advocates have been critical of the new law, pointing out that it makes it difficult for anyone to carry a weapon anywhere.

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors have already asked the state to rescind the law.

The new gun law also requires anyone who applies for a concealed carry permit to complete 16 hours of classroom training and two hours of live fire exercises.

Most who oppose the state’s new laws on concealed-carry gun owners, note that the latest legislation issued by state lawmakers and signed by Governor Kathy Hochul is unconstitutional.

Parts of the state’s gun laws have already been deemed unconstitutional. However, New York has continued forward with them.

Ontario and Yates counties do not have any action planned on this front. Neither board has imminent plans to bring forward legislation opposing the new laws.