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New York moves to ban hidden guns in many places, including Times Square

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New York — New York State legislators passed a new gun law banning weapons from a long list of "delicate places", including Times Square, on Friday, further training those who want gun control, and a social media account for government review. Voted to request that you submit.

The bill was directed to Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hokul, who was expected to sign the bill to take effect on September 1.

The emergency legislative meeting began on Thursday, with a conservative majority of the Supreme Court revoking New York's restrictive gun license law, and the US Constitution publicly weapons for personal self-defense. A week after the first decision to give the right to carry.

New York Democratic leaders have accused the ruling of increasing gun violence as more people have guns. They now admitted that the state's 100-year-old permit system must be relaxed, but sought to maintain as many restrictions as possible in the name of public security.

The court ruled that the legislator was changing and gave civil servants too much discretion to deny permission.

Hochul, who ordered an extraordinary meeting in Congress, said gun mortality in New York was the fifth lowest of the 50 states in the United States due to state gun approval regulations.

"Our state will continue to protect New Yorkers from harm despite this retreat from the Supreme Court," she said in Albany while lawmakers were still discussing the bill. Said at a press conference. "They may think that pen strokes can change our lives, but we also have pens."

The court said that certain He allowed weapons to be banned in "delicate areas" but warned lawmakers not to apply the label extensively. The court also ruled that gun control was likely to be unconstitutional if it facilitated overturning gun control and was not similar to the circa 18th century type of regulation in which Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment was ratified. I gave it.

The bill's delicate list of places includes government buildings, medical facilities, prayers, libraries, playgrounds, parks, zoos, schools, universities, summer camps, addiction support centers, homeless shelters, nursing homes. , New York City subway, places where alcohol and marijuana are consumed, places such as museums, theaters, stadiums, playgrounds, public transportation such as Times Square.

Republican lawmakers complained that the bill had less right to carry weapons than other constitutional rights such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

"This will make it easier to get a hidden carry," Republican Rep. Mike Laura said in a debate. "But you can't carry it anywhere." Was a powerful gunowner's rights group, the bill said that a "serious breach" of a court ruling could create more barriers to New Yorker's right to self-defense and soon face legal issues. Indicates that there is.

"Gov. Her anti-second amendment allies of Hoffle and Albany opposed the United States Supreme Court with a deliberately malicious rewrite of New York's hidden carry law," said Darling, New York NRA Governor.・ Horns said in a statement.

The court ruled&Pistol Association vs. Brune in a rifle, New York. Constitutional rights. The applicant was denied concealment permission if he was unable to convince an employee to carry a pistol for self-defense for "just cause" or for some special reason.

Reluctantly, and not without protest, Hochul agreed that the state must remove the "just cause" requirement.

Under the proposed new licensing rules, applicants are required to interview the licensee (usually a judge or police officer) and provide contact details for close relatives and their adults. Live together.

The bill also makes it a felony to bring guns to private establishments unless companies actively post notices that they welcome hidden weapons. (Report by Jonathan Allen, New York, edited by Chris Reese and Daniel Wallis)