New York lawmakers restrict concealed carry in 'sensitive locations' after SCOTUS defeat
The Supreme Court struck down the requirement that an applicant demonstrate a need to concealed carry before receiving a permit
The New York State Legislature passed a bill Friday evening barring the concealed carry of guns in certain locations.
The state Senate passed the bill 43-20 on party lines, according to CNN, while the state Assembly passed the measure by a 91-51 margin. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul's desk for her signature.
Under the legislation, concealed carry permit holders will not be able to carry firearms in "sensitive locations" which include, according to WWLP:
- Government offices, including courts and polling places
- Healthcare facilities
- Religious facilities
- Libraries, playgrounds, and parks
- Facilities that provide children or family services
- Schools and camps
- Shelters for the homeless and domestic violence victims
- Public transportation
- Restaurants and bars that serve alcohol
- Performance venues
- Temporarily restricted public sidewalks, as for emergencies, street fairs, etc.
- Protests and other free speech gatherings
- Times Square (to be marked with conspicuous signage)
New York, should the governor sign the measure into law, would also assume that concealed carry is banned on any private property that does not post explicit signage allowing it, the outlet noted.
The move follows a Supreme Court ruling in late June that saw the judicial body strike down a state requirement that a concealed carry permit applicant demonstrate a need to carry a firearm before receiving a permit.