(RepublicanInformer.com)- Last Friday, the New York State Senate and Assembly both passed new gun legislation which was quickly signed into law by Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul.
This new legislation is meant to counter the Supreme Court decision that overturned the state’s earlier restrictions on concealed carry applicants. But this new law is even worse than the old law.
The measure would ban concealed carry holders from carrying their guns in so-called “sensitive locations” including public transportation, churches, schools, parks, places that serve alcohol, hospitals, sporting and entertainment venues, government buildings, polling places, and Times Square.
In short, the State of New York just provided potential mass shooters a comprehensive list of all the places where they could murder a lot of people without worrying that a law-abiding citizen might be carrying a weapon.
Great work, guys!
But that’s not even the worst thing about this stupid law.
The bill also mandates that those applying for a concealed carry permit must provide the state with three years of their social media history, provide written character references, and sit down for an in-person interview so the state can decide whether to deem them of “good moral character” and worthy of exercising their Second Amendment rights.
How New York State expects this new law to pass muster with the Supreme Court ruling is anybody’s guess.
When she signed the bill into law, Governor Kathy Hochul claimed this massive infringement on both the First and Second Amendments is “the embodiment of what it means to be an American.”
Yeah, she’s that brazenly stupid.
Hochul’s Republican challenger, Congressman Lee Zeldin, blasted the law, saying in a statement that the only losers in this are the law-abiding New Yorkers.
Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the plaintiff in the recent Supreme Court case, said the law doesn’t just “go up to the line,” it “trampled on the Supreme Court decision.”