Posted BY: Jasmine| NwoReport

A federal judge in New York temporarily blocked parts of the state’s new gun law on Thursday to allow the Gun Owners of America, an advocacy group, to pursue a lawsuit challenging the legislation.

The law came into effect on September 1, creating new requirements for obtaining a license, including submitting social media accounts for review and creating a long list of public and private places where having a gun became a felony crime, even for license holders. 

U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby focused on multiple parts of the law, saying licensing requirements – like a rule requiring applicants to turn over information about their social media accounts – went too far.

He argued that the Empire State’s latest rules interfere too much with Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. 

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‘Simply stated, instead of moving toward becoming a shall-issue jurisdiction, New York State has further entrenched itself as a shall-not-issue jurisdiction. And, by doing so, it has further reduced a first-class constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense… into a mere request,’ wrote Suddaby, who sits in Syracuse.

The ruling would keep restrictions in place that bar firearms from being carried into schools, government buildings, and places of worship, but the judge said the state couldn´t ban guns from other sensitive locations, such as Times Square.

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