Nearly All New York City Hotels To Ban Guns

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NEW YORK CITY -( New York City hotels will ban guns on their property after a deal between the Hotel Association of New York City and the New York Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO (HTC), was reached.

The deal will make almost all hotel rooms in the city gun-free zones for law-abiding citizens unless the guest is an on-duty police officer. This agreement comes on the heels of the landmark Supreme Court case, New York State Pistol Rifle Association v. Bruen. After the Bruen decision affirmed the right of an individual to carry a firearm outside the home for self-defense, the Hotel Trades Council wrote a letter to state lawmakers, asking them to pass the anti-gun bill that would designate much of the state as a “sensitive area.”

The HTC is New York City’s hotel employees’ union and represents virtually all hotel and motel workers in all five boroughs of the city. The powerful hotel workers union represents nearly 75% of all hotel workers in the city. About 40,000 non-managerial hospitality and gaming employees are union members in New York and Northern New Jersey.

The bill passed by the New York Legislature designated all of Time Square, sidewalks used for permitted events, hospitals, parks, playgrounds, government buildings, schools, daycares, and many more places as “sensitive areas.” These places also include private businesses such as hotels. Much of the state is now considered off-limits to people carrying firearms. In many ways, citizens of the Empire State are even more restricted now when it comes to guns than before SCOTUS issued its opinion in Bruen.

After the passage of the bill, the Hotel & Gaming Trades Council pressured the Hotel Association of NYC to make the move to ban guns. The Hotel Association of NYC is a trade group representing almost all hotels across the five boroughs of New York City. Over 300 hotels are members of the Association.

Hotels in New York City will use the new Constitutionally questionable state laws to prevent visitors to the Big Apple from exercising their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. There are 80,000 rooms in these hotels, meaning that tens of thousands of American tourists will be affected by the new rule.

“This is really important because it’s a destination marketplace for the world,” Vijay Dandapani, President & CEO, Hotel Association of NYC, said. “The focus of this is entirely on the safety of the people coming in here.”

The details of the ban’s implementation have not been fully worked out. The HTC is leaving the agreement’s implementation to the Hotel Association of NYC to put the gun ban into effect. The websites of each hotel will be changed to reflect the new anti-gun policy. That change will be implemented by each hotel individually. It hasn’t been decided if the potential guest will be told about the city-wide policy by the hotel at the time of booking.

The new policy is expected to roll out in the next few weeks. Potential lawsuits challenging New York’s new laws are also likely to be filed in the next few months as well.

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‘All New York City Hotels to ban guns’
There you have it,
The first declaration’
‘Here we are, come to our barrel and shoot the fish.’


they dont want your money ,lots of nicer places to visit, next will be air b&b ad “gun friendly appartment overlooking times square perfect for new years eve”


Save your vacation money NY/CAL just say no 25 states welcome gun owners with the proper ccp. NYS run by a appointed governor who should not win the office of governor if she runs. The mayor of NYC is a complete failure who has the highest crime rate ever in that city. UP137%

Let’s look at the AG in CAL turn and burn. letting career criminals back on the streets after committing crime after crime. Same goes for NYC the democrats bring this hate upon themselves.


You can flush NY and CA in my opinion. Never went to NY and never will and I avoid all states that are anti-gun. I drive around them or straight through without stopping and purchase my fuel in the red state at the border no matter how much it is. I don’t stop and eat, I have sandwiches premade, and the wife will grab that and a drink and bring it to me while traveling and yes, I eat and drive as well as talk on the radio and drive too and I have 45 years of experience doing it.… Read more »


so being on time is criminal or racist??


Well, its racist which is criminal, its whatever they say when they want it to apply to a person on the right. It’s their way to cover laziness and being late. I guess there won’t be any more tardy slips in OreGONE schools because that would make the teacher racist.


Take a look at what ‘44mag is referring to. Coming East soon, if it’s not already there.


Nearly All New York City Hotels To Ban Guns

The Best Reason For Lawful Owners to NOT GO/VISIT TO NEW YORK CITY!
If business calls, that one thing, but for for rest’n relaxation – NO WAY TO NYC.
Next step, the rest of the state will follow, as the NYS Legislature adds HOTELs as ‘Sensitive Areas.’



Spot on.


It’s hard to believe that we let it get this far! I’m afraid based on history how nations rise and fal, we have learned nothing. We were warned!


history shows us when the people in government get too arrogant, the end is near. athens, rome toward the end emperors declared themselves , we have plenty of want to be tyrants just none have gotten enough support to stay in power.


I’m sure the criminal element as always will strictly adhere to that mandate.


OK, here is how we deal with that in Arizona. I always carry. Everywhere. Banks. Safeway. Church. Everywhere. If a business like Starbucks says they do not want armed Americans on their property, fine with me. I identify those businesses through my Arizona Citizens Defense League network and we boycott them. And I leave calling cards telling that business we are boycotting them. This is what liberty looks like.


Who the hell wants to go to that open sewer anyway. The hotel rooms are like closets and overpriced. I would only go to NYC if I could be armed.


The criminals are gonna love this. It’ll make their workplace environment safer by reducing the possibility of resistance from their victims. Don’t be surprised by the uptick of criminal activity in places of lodging.


Would it be easier to ban criminals?


All New York City is ALREADY on MY banned list.


A long with D.C.


Hmmmmm…. They won’t know whether l have one or not.


They gotta catch you.


The state of New York does NOT exist to me….


I lived about an hour and a half drive from NYC for most of my life, and worked upstate 65 miles for at least 15 years, and I avoided the city as much as possible. Except for the times that I had no choice ( as a truck driver you sometimes have no choice) I found few reasons to visit the big apple. When my wife would ask for me to take her there I would almost always find a way to beg off. Even now, when we visit family and friends ” up north” we go around the city.… Read more »


Enough of this state-by-state patchwork infringement. SCOTUS did not go far enough, we need National Constitutional Carry.


OK, I don’t go to New York Slum City anyway!