A three-judge panel on Tuesday moved to reinstate the enforcement of multiple provisions of New York's concealed carry law amid an ongoing legal challenge that has turned into a seesaw battle over injunctions.
The development at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit means the enforcement of the law which took effect in September placing new requirements on obtaining a concealed carry license in the state as well as limitations on where guns can be taken in public will go back into effect during the legal challenge.
U.S. District Court Judge Glenn Suddaby on Nov. 7 placed a temporary injunction on several aspects of the measure's enforcement. The ruling by the higher appeals court, however, places an emergency interim stay on Suddaby's injunction.
New York state lawmakers and Gov. Kathy Hochul this summer approved a package of concealed carry changes after the U.S. Supreme Court determined the state's century-old law was unconstitutional.
The new measure places requirements on those seeking a concealed carry license, including stipulations that people submit social media data and show they are of good moral character.
The law also places restrictions on where guns can be carried in public, barring them from mass transit, houses of worship, bars, restaurants and public areas like Times Square in New York City.