The portion of a New York law that makes it illegal for people to carry guns in houses of worship has been temporarily suspended by a federal judge.
The decision issued on Thursday agreed with two priests from the Buffalo area who had requested a temporary restraining order and were supported by two gun rights organizations.
The state’s gun regulations were revised by New York lawmakers last summer in response to the U.S.
The state’s previous procedure for issuing licenses to carry handguns outside the home was declared illegal by the Supreme Court.
The new law included a provision banning firearms in places of worship and other areas deemed “sensitive.”
Next month, the two sides will debate the case in court.