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New York bill requires social media information for permission to carry guns

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New York legislators have passed a bill banning concealed weapons from so-called "secret places" such as Times Square, public transport, and other placesIt is set to let you. Provides state information about social media accounts and character references.

Discussions on the bill began in the Legislature at the beginning of Friday, the day after the extraordinary legislative meeting convened by Governor Kathy Hochul began. Due to Delay 13} A conceptual deal advertised by Governorat the beginning of the week.

A special session last week, following the controversial Supreme Court ruling, allows applicants to give applicants a "reasonable reason" to be enthusiastic. Breaked the previous state law. The

6-3 ruling gave the state room to limit guns from "sensitive" locations while maintaining a permitting process based on objective criteria.

"We are confident that we are once again offering New York the opportunity not only to carry them in secret, but also to secure the New Yorkers," said Senate Leader Andrea. Stewart Cousins ​​(D-Yonkers) told reporters on Friday.

Handguns confiscated by NYC Law enforcement that were made with parts manufactured seperately and sold to individuals who put them together, called "ghost guns."
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People commute on the subway in New York City on April 13, 2022.
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via Getty Images Among other sources, potential firearm owners have disclosed all social media accounts maintained over the last three years, Their "good moral character."

Private companies are off limits to firearms unless the owner has posted a prominent sign to indicate something else.

Weapons are also banned from places of worship, public transport, sports arenas, parks, libraries, government buildings, playgrounds, recreational facilities, protests, and companies that provide alcohol.

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Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers,
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Another provision of the bill expandsthe newly enforced ban on bulletproof vestsand such a body Includes Armor Used by racist shooters targeting black shoppers at a supermarket in Buffalo on May 14th. -A group of guns.

"They weren't just in line. They trampled on the Supreme Court's ruling." The Supreme Court plaintiff, Tom King, president of the New York Rifle Pistol Association, said.  

Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed to sign the permit application legislation immediately.
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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx,
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"The Supreme Court said there were still standards for how to issue [permits]," said the Speaker of Parliament. Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) told reporters on Friday. "So we believe it is consistent with what we are allowed to do."