NY Churches File Lawsuit Against State’s Gun Laws

“Essentially Gov. Hochul has said that it is unlawful to have a firearm in a house of worship and there was no room for even church security teams or anything along those lines, it was just a blanket order,” said Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms.

McGuire is one of the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed by 25 churches throughout the state claiming that the gun control law violates the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

“Many of the pastors that I’m talking [to] are very concerned that they’re not going to have the ability to protect their flocks as a result of Gov. Hochul’s new gun law,” McGuire said. “So our lawsuit establishes that fact that churches have a right to their security, they have a right to self-defense.”

“The FBI has said that church attacks and shootings are on the rise,” said McGuire. “I would just say that every time Gov. Hochul climbs into that pulpit to preach, we just want to have the same type of security that she has.”

Source: “NY churches file lawsuit against state’s gun laws,” SpectrumLocalNews.com