REPORT: Court Blocks State From Restricting Gun Carry on Private Property

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(Reuters)—A federal judge has blocked New York from restricting the carrying of guns on private property under a Democratic-backed law adopted following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling that struck down the state’s strict gun permitting regime.

Tuesday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge John Sinatra in Buffalo struck down a provision in the law that made it a felony for a licensed gun owner to possess a firearm on any private property unless the property owner allowed it with a sign or by giving express consent.

Sinatra, appointed by Republican former President Donald Trump, found that the provision violated the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

As of Sept. 1, The Concealed Carry Improvement Act, has made it more difficult to obtain a firearm license and barred firearms from a lengthy list of “sensitive” places. A federal appeals court has paused rulings that blocked considerable parts of the law including restrictions keeping people from carrying concealed weapons from “sensitive locations,” public and private.

One of the groups involved in the lawsuit, the Firearms Policy Coalition, said the ruling was a “monumental step” in restoring New Yorker’s gun rights.

Sinatra wrote, “Property owners indeed have the right to exclude. But the state may not unilaterally exercise that right and, thereby, interfere with the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens who seek to carry for self-defense outside of their own homes.”

The Firearms Policy Coalition tweeted the news, “BREAKING: A judge has granted a preliminary injunction in our lawsuit challenging New York’s law banning guns on all private property without express consent, effective immediately. You can read the opinion here:”

Gun Owners of America tweeted, “Thanksgiving is just around the corner and today we’re thankful for our fantastic team of attorneys who are working to fight the tyrannical NY state government.”

In July, New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted the list of “sensitive” places concealed firearms would be restricted. She stated, “We’ve taken swift action to protect New Yorkers. Our new legislation includes restrictions on where those with concealed carry permits are allowed to bring their guns.”

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