Hochul Seeks Changes To Concealed Carry Law In Budget

By Nick Reisman

The new concealed carry package restricts the carrying of firearms in a variety of public places as well as new requirements for obtaining a license. Multiple challenges have been filed in federal court to the law.

One of those challenges to the restriction on guns in houses of worship was filed by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a conservative organization.

“Essentially, the governor is backpedaling a little bit,” said Jason McGuire, the group’s executive director, in an interview Friday. “I believe we already have those rights. I believe the court has upheld those rights.”

McGuire expects the broad parameters of the concealed carry measure will still be overturned.

“There’s a right to self-defense,” he said. “There’s a right for churches to defend themselves. It was very clear then and it is now that it’s unconstitutional.”

Source: “Hochul seeks changes to concealed carry law in budget” SpectrumNews.com