State legislators have proposed a bill to limit the carrying of hidden weapons in New York. It was expected to be approved overnight. Parliamentarians were waiting for the bill on Thursday night after theSupreme Court withdrew the state lawa century ago.
Governor Kathy Hokul requires that the High Courthave a "just cause" for New Yorkers to receive permission for hidden weapons beyond general concerns about public security. After overturning, he recalled Congress to Albany.
This decision leaves the state with room to ban weapons hidden in "sensitive areas" while requiring that the permit applicant is 21 years of age or older and has no record of a felony. It seemed to give the permit applicant an objective standard.
Thelegislative outline, agreed by the Albany Democratic Party and released Wednesday, bans hidden weapons from crowded areas such as subways, schools, polling stations and zoos. Includes imposing new training requirements on applicants.
This transaction also included a clause that would make all private companies gunless, unless otherwise specified by the owner.
"My team is considering all options and will ensure the strongest protection possible," Hochul said Wednesday. Said to.
"After the Supreme Court's opinion, I split it into two main buckets, who and where they were allowed to carry hidden weapons. Can you do that? ”State Senator Zellnor Myrie (D-Brooklyn), who is leading the effort in his room, told reporters Thursday as he pushed for the legislative language to be completed. rice field.
Meanwhile, Republicans lamented yet another case of Albany Democrats being ready to approve legislation without giving them time to consider it.
"I'm used to being a little late, but this is unacceptable," Congressman John Sarkha (R-Cooperstown) told the post. "It's not a good way to do government."