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New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York challenges New York City's Pistol Permits Law

Monday, June 24, 2013

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York challenges New York City’s law which states that a holder of a “Premises License-Residence or Business” for a handgun may not remove the handgun from the premises for which the license was given, except to shoot at a shooting range authorized by the city (of which there is only one), or to hunt. The complaint argues that the city’s law is invalid because “the safe, responsible and meaningful exercise of the Second Amendment right by an individual requires unrestricted access to gun ranges and shooting events in order to practice and perfect safe gun handling skills.” 

The complaint also makes clear that New York’s ban on permit holders bringing their firearms out of state violates the “right to interstate and intrastate travel” protected by Article IV Section 2 and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The case is currently pending before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

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