Judge blocks NY restrictions
on guns on private property

Kathy Hochul, the state governor, Eric Adams, the New York City mayor, and the
NYPD commissioner, Keechant Sewell, at a press conference in August.
Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

From Guardian.com. Nov 25, 2022

A federal judge has blocked the state of New York from restricting the carrying of guns on private property under a Democratic-backed law adopted in September.

A Tuesday ruling by John Sinatra, a US district judge in Buffalo, struck down a provision in the law that made it a felony for a licensed gun owner to possess a firearm on private property unless the property owner allowed it with a sign or express consent.

Sinatra, who was appointed under Donald Trump, found that the provision violated the second amendment right to "keep and bear arms".

The ruling was the latest courtroom victory for gun owners challenging the New York law, the Concealed Carry Improvement Act, that as of 1 September made obtaining a firearms license more difficult and barred firearms from a long list of "sensitive" public and private places. .....


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