A federal judge in New York blocked the state from enforcing a new law requiring concealed carry permit applicants to submit their social media information for review.
U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby ruled Thursday several provisions of the state’s new gun laws are unconstitutional, according to Syracuse.com. Suddaby delayed enforcement of his decision for three business days to allow the state to appeal, according to the report. The temporary restraining order will be in effect through Oct. 20, when another hearing is scheduled.
The provisions blocked in Suddaby’s ruling include requiring applicants to disclose all of their social media accounts, as well as a ban on guns in certain public and private places that do not explicitly permit guns. (RELATED: New York Trying To Resurrect Racist Laws To Restrict Gun Ownership)
JUST IN: US District Judge Glenn Suddaby, a George W. Bush appointee, halts enforcement of much of New York’s 2022 gun law, passed in the wake of last SCOTUS term’s Bruen decision. Suddaby put the order on hold for 3 days to allow the state to go to the 2nd Circuit. pic.twitter.com/xAHmkFY05W
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Suddaby also shot down the requirement that applicants must provide evidence of having “good moral character,” saying the burden of proof should not rest on the applicant. He also rejected a provision requiring applicants to disclose the names and contact information of all adults residing in the applicant’s residence, the outlet noted.
Democrat-led legislature passed the law in September after the Supreme Court overturned a New York State statute requiring individuals to show “proper cause” in order to obtain a concealed carry permit.