Where New York is set to ban concealed weapons

NEW YORK (PIX11) – In response to a Supreme Court ruling striking down New York’s restrictive gun laws, Democratic state lawmakers are set to make it almost geographically impossible to legally carry a concealed weapon , especially in New York.

The state Assembly and Senate have compiled a list of “sensitive locations” where people otherwise authorized to carry concealed weapons cannot do so. The list includes:

  • Government offices, including courts and polling places
  • Health facilities
  • Religious facilities
  • Libraries, playgrounds and parks
  • Institutions providing child or family services
  • Schools and camps
  • Shelters for the homeless and victims of domestic violence
  • Public transport
  • Restaurants and bars that serve alcohol
  • Theaters
  • Temporarily restricted public sidewalks, such as for emergencies, street fairs, etc.
  • Protests and other free speech gatherings
  • Times Square (to be marked with prominent signage)

Finally, New York law will assume that concealed firearms are prohibited on any private property where the owner has not posted a sign explicitly permitting the carrying of weapons.

Federal and local police officers, military personnel and a few others will be exempt from the new law.

Lawmakers are also set to make concealed carry licenses, gun sales and background checks more onerous, including requiring social media history for the previous three years.

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