Friday, September 16, 2022

FPC Files Lawsuit Challenging New York “Sensitive Location” Handgun Carry Bans

Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that it has filed a new Second Amendment lawsuit challenging New York’s "sensitive location" handgun carry bans in public parks, public transportation, and all private property without express consent. The complaint in Boron v. Bruen can be viewed at

“Collectively, New York’s ‘sensitive location’ and ‘restricted location’ designations, and Defendants’ enforcement of them, are a de facto ban on the fundamental, individual right to bear arms in public virtually everywhere,” argues the complaint. “Indeed, asked by reporters where New York carry license-holders would be able to legally exercise their rights after enactment of S51001, New York Governor Kathy Hochul could only affirm that New Yorkers have their Second Amendment rights to peaceably carry for self-defense on ‘[p]robably some streets.’”

“New York’s so-called ‘Bruen response bill’ is a hastily assembled wish list of gun control enacted by a legislature whose world view had just been rocked by the Supreme Court,” said FPC Director of Legal Operations Bill Sack. “When single-party majorities enact poorly drafted, ill-conceived and unconstitutional legislation, FPC Law will step up and challenge them in the courts, as we have today in the Western District of New York.”

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