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What’s included in New York’s controversial new gun law?

July 11, 2022

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Understanding the new gun law

NYS Senate Bill S51001 establishes a licensing mechanism with more requirements to obtain a pistol license in New York. This includes training live fire, more background checks, affidavits and having an ammunition database.

The law also covers areas within the state that are deemed to be sensitive and businesses have to affirmatively state if they allow a concealed firearm on their premises.

Greg Rinckey is the founding partner at Tully Rinckey PPLC. He explained that the law has ultimately limited the number of places you can conceal carry.

“If you look at the list of sensitive places, there are not very many places you can carry, especially with the default of unless the business owner states that you can bring a firearm onto their premises. That kind of really closed down where you can carry a firearm in New York,” said Rinckey.

“I think that there’s going to be litigation in regard to some of these sensitive locations where the new New York state legislation, states that you can’t bring a firearm. I think the other challenge is going to be this notion that private owners have to affirmatively post whether or not a firearm is allowed on their premises.”

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