Attorney General Tong has joined the Coalition Supporting New York Concealed Carry Law

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01/19/2023

Attorney General Tong has joined the Coalition Supporting New York Concealed Carry Law

The Coalition argues that the Act does not violate the Second Amendment

(Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general supporting New York’s concealed carry laws by asking the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit to reverse a ruling of the lower court which first enjoined certain aspects of New York’s Concealed Carry. Improvement Act (CCIA). Inside an amicus briefThe coalition argued that the lower court’s decision was wrong because the CCIA’s mandated provisions are consistent with previous Supreme Court decisions and with a long tradition of states enacting similar laws to meet their duty to protect people from harm. bad of gun violence.

“General public safety restrictions are fundamental and necessary. New York’s concealed carry laws are necessary measures to protect the public from gun violence, and they must be enforced.” said Attorney General Tong.

In short, the coalition describes CCIA’s requirements to establish concealed carry license requirements and implement restrictions on the carrying of firearms in certain sensitive areas, such as public parks, airports and places of worship, as reasonable and effective.

The association contends that the licensing requirements provide a fair and efficient way to find people who lack the character, character, or judgment to be four. trust in a deadly weapon and limit the use of civilian firearms in sensitive areas to protect people from inciting violence. in those places.

Joining Connecticut in filing the statement are the attorneys general of California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington .

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