Concealed carry laws in New York that went into effect in September will remain the same.
This news comes after a stay has been issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit.
The current laws regarding concealed carrying require in-person training for 18 hours and live fire training in order to get a license. A list of social media accounts are also required from the applicant. Sensitive areas in the state do not allow for concealed carry. These areas include schools, healthcare facilities, and park playgrounds, according to My Twin Tiers. The law was changed in September, met with pushback from gun owners. They claim the laws are unconstitutional and filed a lawsuit against New York State.
Some of these provisions were struck down by a U.S. District Court judge, which the state appealed. On Tuesday, a higher court decided to keep those provisions in place while the appeal continues.
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