Washington, D.C., July 1, 2022 - Today, Brady applauds the New York State legislature for passing a common-sense bill, S51001, to strengthen the state’s gun violence prevention laws and updating provision to ensure a robust concealed carry licensing system following the Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen. This bill will help keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence and address the dangerous implications from the Bruen ruling.

Brady President Kris Brown shared:

“The New York Legislature and Gov. Hochul are delivering what the American people and New Yorker’s want: life-saving gun violence prevention laws. In New York, polls show that 76 percent of residents want the state to support new regulations on firearms and that 79 percent of residents did not want the Supreme Court to side with the gun lobby and weaken the state’s law. New Yorkers, like all Americans, do not want their supermarkets and street corners turned into bullet-riddled crime scenes. Brady applauds the legislature for acting swiftly to protect the public and thanks Gov. Katchy Hochul for demonstrating needed leadership and forcefully filling the moral and rational vacuum left by the Court.”

Brady Chief Counsel Jonathan Lowy shared:

“While some Justices on the Supreme Court appear unconcerned about the gun violence epidemic raging across the United States, fortunately New York’s political leaders recognize their duty to protect families and communities, and realize that the Constitution allows states to enact gun violence prevention laws to protect their residents. This bill updates New York’s laws to ensure that they both protect public safety and meet the new standards set by the Supreme Court’s Bruen decision. Brady supports these laws and will help to defend them and all other common-sense gun violence prevention policies across the nation from gun lobby challenges that seek to have judges overrule public will, and invalidate what we know are life-saving and popular policies.”

About S51001:

This legislation:

  • Builds out and strengthens the concealed carry permitted process in New York including mandated states approved training.

  • Creates sensitive and restricted place restrictions where concealed carry permit holders may not carry their guns. Private property owners may expressly permit a person to carry a handgun or shotgun on their property.

  • Makes New York a “Point of Contact” state which will allow the state to run background checks for all sales and licenses.

  • The law will go into effect on Sept 1, 2022.

Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.


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