Back and Forth over Concealed Carry in NYS Continues Back and Forth over Concealed Carry in NYS Continues

The Concealed Carry Improvement Act is back in effect.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – New York’s law banning concealed firearms from most public spaces is back in effect today after a federal judge suspended the law last week.

An appeals court made the decision to bring the law back into the fold. A three-judge panel will complete the final review of the law instead.

The law would block concealed carry in highly populated public spaces, such as schools and churches. It was enacted after the Supreme Court struck down New York’s long standing need-based concealed carry permit system in June.

The vote on that case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, was 6-3 in favor of the NYSRPA. Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion of the Court.

“To justify its regulation, the government may not simply posit that the regulation promotes an important interest. Rather, the government must demonstrate that the regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation,” wrote Thomas. 

Thomas emphasized that specific regulation of how one can carry a legal gun is not explicitly permitted by the Constitution.

In suspending parts of the law, U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby took issue with six provisions. Those provisions include the main elements of the law, such as restrictions on concealed carry on certain public and private properties and increased scrutiny on background checks.

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