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New gun laws take effect in New York

The law also changes the requirements for those who want to carry a firearm for self-defense.

News 12 Staff

Sep 1, 2022, 9:30 AM

Updated 660 days ago

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New gun control measures passed in New York back in July go into effect today.
Gun owners will now not be allowed to carry firearms into a variety of new places.
The law also changes the requirements for those who want to carry a firearm for self-defense.
There are many places now deemed a gun-free zone for those who have a concealed carry permit – they include restaurants, bars, libraries, public transportation, entertainment venues, houses of worship, public demonstrations and Times Square in New York City.
Officials say if anyone is caught carrying a gun in those places they will face felony charges.
In addition, anyone looking to get a concealed carry permit will now have to go through a more extensive training process, background checks and permits need to be renewed every three years.


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