New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed two city bills prohibiting guns in Times Square, one week after a federal judge temporarily blocked the state from trying to limit concealed carry.
The concealed carry of firearms is not allowed in Times Square, and the city must submit an annual report on illegal gun traffic in the city.
One week ago a federal judge temporarily blocked parts of the state's concealed carry law that established strict background checks for concealed carry licenses and created "sensitive locations" where firearms are forbidden.
Four months after the Supreme Court struck down the state's previous concealed carry law requiring "proper cause" to obtain a license, the city has implemented new gun control measures.
Concealed carry is not allowed in Times Square if the gun owner has a permit.
The Concealed Carry Improvement Act is a common-sense gun control legislation that the New York Attorney General filed a motion to keep in effect.
Will the ban be appealed? Some city-wide gun control laws have been struck down because they were too strict. The Washington D.C. law banning handguns was blocked by the Supreme Court, although Antonin Scalia said in his majority opinion that the ruling shouldn't cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms.
The blocked gun law applied to airports, bars, courthouses, polling places, houses of worship and stadiums. Six members of the Second Amendment group Gun Owners of America sued the federal government, arguing that the background checks on social media were unconstitutional. The law reads like a wish list of exercise-in prohibiting restrictions, according to the decision. The most recent challenge to the law is this one. The lawsuit was dismissed because the law hadn't gone into effect.
Millions of New Yorkers and tourists flock to Times Square to see Broadway shows, enjoy a good meal and take photos of the neon billboards, and we will not allow them to live in fear or distrust that someone is walking around with a gun.
A total of 1,05. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of gun deaths in New York in 2020 will be around 5.3 per 100,000 people. New York City officials and state officials have been attempting to crack down on firearm mortality for decades, using several initiatives, including a program to seize firearms in New York City.
The judge temporarily blocks the gun law.
Adams signs a Times Square gun ban even as legal challenges loom.