NYPD issues emergency rules for receiving concealed carry handgun license

NEW YORK – The NYPD unveiled emergency rules on Friday that will allow people to carry concealed weapons in the city.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the “just cause” requirement that the NYPD uses to determine if someone is eligible to receive a carry license is unconstitutional and restricts their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

As CBS2’s Alecia Reid reports, in New York, transport permits are becoming easier to obtain. It comes after the The US Supreme Court has struck down New York’s restrictive handgun laws.

“Expect the person sitting next to you at the bodega to have a gun. Expect everyone to have a gun. Now the question of whether a gun, a good guy with a gun, stop a bad guy with a gun…” said Andrew Lieb, of Lieb at Law.

The decision was made in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Brun.

Previously, in order to meet the good cause standard for a concealed handgun license, applications had to specify a particular need for self-protection, which included a commercial carry license, a limited commercial carry license, and a special license. .

It is now a thing of the past.

“Almost anyone can have a gun, as long as you understand what the gun laws are, you have a plan to keep your gun safe and guess what? You will also have to say you will train As long as you say those things, you can now have a gun in New York State, especially in the city,” Lieb said.

To maintain public safety, there is the question – what is sufficient training?

“I suspect the police department will need to supplement this rule with a clearer description or discussion, a definition of what constitutes training,” said Professor Dan Feldman, of John Jay College.

Demands are expected to skyrocket, but that doesn’t mean crime will increase.

“The vast majority of gun crime in New York is committed by people who don’t have a gun license at all,” Feldman said.

The reforms come into effect on September 1. People recently rejected under current law can reapply within the next 60 days, all for free.

Milton S. Rodgers