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New York legislators work on tweaking gun laws in response to Supreme Court’s frown at handgun licensing law

Published on July 01, 2022

Albany Capitol Plaza

ALBANY, NY- A special legislative session sparked Thursday in Albany as lawmakers gathered to scramble up certain tweaks to state gun laws in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that slapped down New York’s original handgun licensing law.

According to the latest from the Associated Press, lawmakers worked through the day Thursday and drafts were still unfinished at midnight, so the effort continued into early Friday.

As recently reported, one of the measures proposed by Governor Hochul herself would prohibit people from carrying firearms into places of business, unless the owner established signage clarifying that guns were welcome.

New rules emerging from this emergency session would essentially allow more gun owners to apply for their license to carry, but would also imply additional rules to where such firearms can legally be carried.

There’s another proposal that would require gun owners to have completed 15-hours of training at a firing range before obtaining their handgun permit.

Image courtesy via New York State Government.

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