Gun Group Demands Injunction Against NYC Gun Permit Regulations

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New York – -( Based on the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down New York State’s unconstitutional “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit applicants, the Second Amendment Foundation today filed a preliminary injunction motion seeking to enjoin the City of New York from further enforcement of its long-standing permit regulations.

Joining SAF in this legal action are the Firearms Policy Coalition, Inc. and five private citizens. The motion was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs are represented by attorney David D. Jensen of Beacon, N.Y. In addition to the City of New York, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea is named as a defendant in his official capacity.

“In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that New York State’s ‘good cause’ mandate is unconstitutional, we felt compelled to file this action because the city’s ‘proper cause’ requirement is just as bad if not worse,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Two of our plaintiffs previously held carry licenses in New York City for decades, but in 2020, both were denied renewal on the grounds they lacked ‘proper cause’.”

Gottlieb said the perpetuation of this requirement in the aftermath of the high court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen is an affront to the Constitution and an insult to the Court, not to mention….

The good citizens of New York City who should no longer need to demonstrate some special need in order to exercise a fundamental right.

“The City adopted this restrictive and completely arbitrary regulation more than a hundred years ago,” Gottlieb observed, “and we should not have to drag the city kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, and into compliance with the Second Amendment and the recent Supreme Court ruling.

“After all,” he noted, “within 24 hours of the high court ruling, both New Jersey and California, which have similar requirements to the New York ‘good cause’ restriction, issued directives to law enforcement to stop enforcing those provisions. If states can immediately comply with the Supreme Court, New York City has absolutely no excuse for ignoring the Bruen ruling. We promised to take action if we found local governments refusing to comply with the court’s decision. We meant it.”

The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 750,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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We are about to see the true identity of the American democrat party.
American political party?
Post Constitutional totalitarian regime that refuses to relinquish power and control and refuses to work within the confines of Constitutional restraint.
The battle is here and now.

Henry Bowman

‘Proper cause’ falls into the same category under the Bruen decision. Hopefully a court will rule in a manner that’s consistent with this latest ruling from SCOTUS. We need to put an end to these infringements, and work to enjoin all antigun statutes, laws or policies via the enforcement of the 14th Amendment.

The other Jim

Let’s see how the “punk” Democrat Federal Judges who all carry guns and get Free Permits paid for by the Taxpayer try and weasel their way out of this for their Failed Left Democrat Pals.


file against permit processors personally as they have no qualified immunity ,they are in violation of the law, they will all ,quit, take leave, or comply betting they need paychecks, and union will protect them from being fired for complying with federal law so trump city bottom up

Patriot Solutions

If tard cards were really required 2A would state so but in fact it protects the right to bear ALL bearable arms in any fashion.


Henry Bowman

YES. Caetano v Massachusetts says all bearable arms are guaranteed under the 2d Amendment. Licensing is a prior restraint and therefore states who require a permission slip are violating the supreme law of the land. Caetano, like the 2A itself, makes NO distinction between semi-auto or auto-fire arms. That will be the next issue: the anti-gun provisions of FOPA (1986) need to be challenged and struck down by SCOTUS. And SCOTUS needs to have less activist (leftist) justices! The only way to insure THAT is to keep statists out of the White House and keep commiecrats out of the Senate!!!