Following the Supreme Court ‘s stunning reversal of New York’s century-old gun laws, the state has answered back with an updated version of those very laws. New Yorkers can now carry concealed weapons, however, it appears there are a number of wide-ranging rules and regulations that have to be followed otherwise the consequences can and likely will be profound.
The state announced this week what they call “sensitive places’ including but not limited to: most workplaces, schools, hospitals, places of worship, any business that doesn’t post a sign that says guns are welcome, and more. Guns and such of any kind will remain prohibited on mass transit regardless of the situation. Governor Kathy Hochul called a special session following the high court’s ruling in an effort to get the ball rolling amid soaring gun crime in places like NYC.
“I just signed a new law to keep New Yorkers safe,” Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted after signing the measure Friday night, “even in the face of a monumental setback from the Supreme Court.”