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Ruling says parts of New York State gun law are unconstitutional

New York has a new gun law, and for the second time a federal judge has ruled that parts of it are unconstitutional.

One of the rules to be found unconstitutional is a ruling that doesn’t allow the carrying of firearms in public parks and churches.

The ruling was made Monday by U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby. The handgun licensing laws were rewritten quickly by Governor Kathy Hochul and lawmakers. This happened after the old ones were struck down back in June.


According to CNY Central, the judge halted the state police and local officials that were named in the lawsuit from enforcing these provisions.

People can’t be stopped from carrying their concealed weapons in “sensitive locations.” These locations include theaters or places where you can purchase and consume alcohol.

A similar ruling was made by the same judge in October and that order was appealed by the state.

It isn’t known yet whether the state will appeal this ruling. The state attorney general’s office is reviewing its options.

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