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AG Letitia James calls for NYC gun law to remain in effect during appeal

New York Attorney General Letitia James is appealing a ruling by a federal judge in Syracuse that blocked parts of the state’s new gun law.

James announced on Monday that she had filed a motion to keep the entire Concealed Carry Improvement Act in effect during an appeal of a temporary restraining order.

“This common sense gun control legislation is essential in our state’s efforts to reduce gun violence. We will continue to fight for the safety of everyday New Yorkers,” James said in a statement.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby ruled that several provisions of the state’s new gun law were unconstitutional and unenforceable. He blocked provisions that outlined new background check requirements for gun licenses, including disclosing all of an applicant’s social media accounts, as well as banning firearms in some public and private properties.

Suddaby delayed implementation of its decision for three business days, to allow the state to seek a ruling from the appeals court. The restraining order was to come into effect on Wednesday.

If the court approves the suspension, the entirety of New York State’s new gun law will remain in effect.

CBS reports that New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday signed similar legislation that will ban concealed weapons from Times Square, designating the tourist site as a “sensitive location.”


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