On Tuesday, a federal appeals court temporarily blocked the enforcement of a new gun regulation in New York that had been reduced by an order from a lower court judge.
The second American’s stay Circuit Court of Appeals follows the U.S. Multiple provisions of the statute, including those prohibiting carrying weapons in public parks and various licensing requirements, were deemed illegal by District Judge Glenn Suddaby.
Following the Supreme Court’s invalidation of New York’s previous system for issuing permits to carry handguns outside the home, state lawmakers in New York revised the state’s firearm regulations this summer.
The new law significantly broadened who was eligible for a handgun license, but it also increased the training requirements, and the amount of personal data applicants had to disclose.
The authorities have compiled a lengthy list of locations where guns would be prohibited.
The state police and the local officials mentioned in the complaint are not allowed to enforce some parts of the statute, according to a preliminary injunction given by Suddaby last week.
The appeals court imposed a stay on Tuesday while deliberating a motion from government representatives challenging the request.
A requirement that applicants must be of “excellent moral character” and another that required applicants to disclose information about their social media accounts were two of the new license rules Suddaby deemed to be unconstitutional.