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GOF Victory: Federal Judge Grants TRO Against Most of New York Concealed Carry Law

GOF News Release

Today, Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) and Gun Owners of America (GOA) secured a temporary restraining order in federal court against the poorly named New York “Concealed Carry Improvement Act.” This follows GOF and GOA re-filing their lawsuit against New York just two weeks ago.

Provisions of this law that are blocked under this TRO include:

  • Requiring businesses to openly state they ALLOW concealed carry
  • Disclosing one’s social media accounts for review
  • Prohibitions on carrying in most so-called “sensitive places,” including doctor’s offices, Times Square, restaurants and places of entertainment, and on public transportation
  • In-person interviews with law enforcement

The TRO will take effect next week, unless a federal circuit court overturns this ruling before then.

Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:  

“Anti-gunners like Kathy Hochul and Eric Adams lied and misrepresented the Second Amendment to the courts, putting New Yorkers at a great disadvantage in the midst of rising crime. We are grateful to Judge Suddaby for his quick action to restore the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Once the TRO goes into effect, GOA encourages New Yorkers to exercise their rights and to defend themselves and the ones they love.”  

Sam Paredes, on behalf of the Board of Directors for the Gun Owners Foundation, added: 

“New York doubled down to infringe on the Second Amendment in direct contradiction of the edicts from the U.S. Supreme Court. GOA and GOF are thankful to be vindicated by Judge Suddaby, who helped restore gun rights today. GOA and GOF will continue to fight for the rights of the people until Albany sets aside anti-gun hysteria and supports their citizens’ unalienable right to self-defense, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment.”