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Police say they have no concealed carry violation complaints to investigate

Feb 09, 2023 1:02 pm

Joshua Solomon reports in the Times Union about what has happened in the nearly six months since New York's new concealed carry law went into effect. Since then, State Police say their agency has not received any complaints that could lead to arrests for violations of the new law. Pro-Second Amendment groups continue to mount legal challenges against the new law. New York did see a significant increase in the number of fingerprints it received for people applying for a pistol permit in the past six months, according to data on file with the state Division of Criminal Justice Services. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against New York's previous concealed carry law last year, and legislators in Albany quickly responded with the Concealed Carry Improvement Act, which opponents have been trying to throw out in court ever since. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says the new law is a non-issue, with no complaints or investigations of violations. Apple said, "The biggest issue we’re having is about people complaining about the whole process to get a rifle," he said, about added regulations. Read more about this story in the Times Union.