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Supreme Court, for now, leaves NY gun law in place

Oct 10, 2023 1:03 pm

Brian Campbell reports at New York State of Politics that U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to temporarily halt a new provision of New York's Concealed Carry Improvement Act on background checks for ammunition purchases that recently went into effect. Gun retailers now must get a sign-off from the New York State Police instead of the National Instant Criminal background check system. Gov. Kathy Hochul was happy about the court's announcement, saying in a statement, "The United States Supreme Court has sided with common sense, denying the application for emergency relief that would have temporarily dismantled New York's nation-leading gun safety laws. This news comes following the plaintiffs' last-ditch effort to get Justice Clarence Thomas to grant the same application that Justice Sonia Sotomayor had already denied, to attempt to block the law on firearms checks that we passed last year following the Buffalo massacre and the overturning of New York's century old gun safety laws. Public safety is my top priority, and I'm committed to working with law enforcement and leaders across New York to keep our communities safe." Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.

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