ALBANY, NEW YORK — In response to last week’s Supreme Court ruling that removed the requirement for “proper cause” when seeking out a concealed carry permit, New York has made a bold move to lay down a number of additional requirements and rules surrounding the permitting process, and carrying firearms.
Places that will be off-limits (some are currently banned places) when the new laws take effect September 1st 2022 are:
- government buildings
- places where people have gathered for public protests
- health care facilities
- places of worship
- public playgrounds and parks
- day care centers
- summer camps
- addiction and mental health centers
- public transit
- times square
- polling places
In addition, the law defaults all private property as no-carry zones, unless the owner of that property has signage up allowing the carrying of concealed firearms. This includes both business property and personal property. If you’re caught, you will face a felony charge.
“We are taking swift and bold action to protect New Yorkers. After a close review of the NYSRPA vs. Bruen decision and extensive discussions with constitutional and policy experts, advocates, and legislative partners, I am proud to sign this landmark legislative package that will strengthen our gun laws and bolster restrictions on concealed carry weapons,” the governor said in a statement.
For the concealed carry permitting process in New York, a lot will change and make it exceedingly difficult for the good people of the state to carry a firearm.
The new requirements include:
- Re-certification will be required every 3 years instead of the current 5 years
- 16 hours of classroom training
- 2 hours of live-fire training
- Written exam with a score of at least 80%
- Applicants would need to meet with ‘licensing officer’ for an interview
- Provide names, ages and contact info for members of their household
- Provide 4 references
- Disclose current and past social media accounts so that the ‘licensing officer’ can review their content
New requirements for the purchase of firearms and ammunition will also take effect. Instead of the standard federal NICS background check, the law states that the State Police will perform the background checks, but how this will be accomplished wasn’t outlined.
There’s a lot more coming (like lawsuits). Stay tuned.