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Everytown Law Responds to Court Decision on New York’s Post-Bruen Gun Permitting Law


NEW YORK – Everytown Law, the nation’s largest team of litigators working full-time on gun violence prevention, released the following statement in response to the federal district court’s decision in Antonyuk v. Bruen to temporarily halt part of New York’s gun safety laws. The case challenged New York’s new public safety law passed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which struck down one element of New York’s public carry permitting system and established a new analysis for lower courts to use when evaluating challenges to gun laws.

“This wrong-headed and dangerous ruling is an attempt by an activist judge to undermine New York’s effort to protect public safety by keeping guns out of the subways, playgrounds, and other sensitive public locations,” said Eric Tirschwell, executive director of Everytown Law. “The ruling both misreads Bruen and misunderstands the Second Amendment – and it is certainly not where the American people stand. Let’s be clear: as of today, New York’s law remains in full effect. The State can seek emergency relief on appeal and we’re confident the appellate court will reverse this dangerous ruling.  In the meantime, we’re ready to continue our fight to uphold life-saving gun safety measures and keep New Yorkers, and everyone in America, safe from gun violence.”