2023-04 ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF NEW YORK’S SECRET LAW
HONOLULU, HI – Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez joined a coalition of fifteen attorneys general to uphold the constitutionality of New York’s concealed carry laws by asking the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reverse a lower court decision. which predated certain aspects of the New York Transportation Improvement Act. (“CCIA”).
In an amicus brief filed in Antonyuk v. Nigrelli, the coalition argues that the CCIA’s provisions—which include requiring new concealed-carry licenses and banning the carrying of firearms in certain sensitive areas such as schools, public parks, and airports—are legal. The coalition further argues that licensing requirements offer a common way to ensure that firearms are not carried by individuals on display. no character or character should be assigned a deadly weapon.
Since the decision of the United States Supreme Court in 2022 c New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruenit is called the The bridge cases, court challenges gun relations have greatly increased throughout the country. In Hawai’i, the Attorney General’s Department is actively pursuing challenges to important gun laws, including Hawai’i laws that prohibit the possession of assault rifles with large magazines.
Attorney General Anne Lopez said:
“Normal gun laws—like New York’s law banning guns in sensitive places like schools and public buildings—are basic and effective. Laws like this play an important role in protecting the public from the serious dangers of gun violence.”
Joining Attorney General Lopez in filing the statement are the attorneys general of California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.
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