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No complaints or arrests for violations of New York’s new concealed carry law

State police say they haven’t received any complaints that would lead to arrest for violations of New York’s new concealed carry law.

Despite ongoing legal challenges from pro-Second Amendment groups, the state saw a significant increase in the number of fingerprints it received for pistol permits.


In August, the state collected a 10-year high of 12,422 fingerprints for pistol permits, which was triple the monthly average over the last decade.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year unraveled the state’s previous concealed carry law and prompted the state to pass a retooled statute that expanded the requirements for obtaining a permit, including required safety and shooting training and limiting the places guns can be carried, including prohibiting them in “sensitive locations.”