Bloomberg Law
July 1, 2022, 11:39 PM

New York to Ban Guns in Most Public Places to Block Court Ruling

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York lawmakers on Friday passed gun legislation that would severely limit where guns can be carried and require background checks to buy ammunition.

Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) negotiated the legislation with leaders and said she would sign quickly. The bill is almost certain to draw a lawsuit.

The vote comes less than a day after California enacted its own restrictions in response to a US Supreme Court decision striking down New York’s concealed-carry law.

“We are trying to create uniformity, which is what really the Supreme Court asked for us to do,” New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins ...

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