New York To Stop Issuing Concealed Carry Permits For 7 Months ~ VIDEO

Second Amendment Permission Slip Denied

ALBANY, NEW YORK -( Multiple leaks have indicated that any New York State pistol permit not issued by September 1, 2022, will need to be resubmitted or updated to meet the new training requirement laid out under the recently passed “Concealed Carry Improvement Act” (CCIA).

Multiple emails leaked to AmmoLand News have shown that New York State plans to shut down the permitting process on September 1, 2022.

At least until the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and Superintendent of State Police come up with the details of the newly required and likely difficult training regime under CCIA. The estimated date for the training course to be designed and submitted to the State for approval is April 1, 2023!?

That means that New York State will stop issuing permits for seven (7) months.

New York State’s “proper cause” clause was struck down in the landmark United States Supreme Court case, New York State Pistol Rifle Association (NYSPRA) v Bruen. The court ordered that the State become “shall issue.” In Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinion, the Supreme Court said that an individual has the right to carry a firearm outside the home for self-defense.

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul highly objected to the Supreme Court’s pro-gun opinion and ordered a special session of the New York State Legislature to respond to the court’s decision. In record time, the New York State Legislature passed a slew of new anti-gun bills named the “Concealed Carry Improvement Act” (CCIA). The new anti-gun act made the Empire State even MORE restrictive regarding carrying a firearm in public than before the Bruen decision.

New York State replaced the “proper cause” clause with a “good moral character” clause. Anyone wanting to carry a firearm in public must give over all their social media accounts to the State to review and give four character references. The State can reject the application if they find anything questionable. Many believe that this clause violates the holder’s First Amendment rights. The new law also set most State locations off-limits to carrying a firearm.

In addition to making most of New York State off-limits to concealed firearms carriers, the new law mandated a new training program. Applicants will be required to undergo 16 hours of training, including 2 hours of range time to complete the training necessary for a permit. The New York State Legislature did not define what should be included in the training program, and they just included an arbitrary number of training hours that will be required. The legislature put the burden of developing the new training courses on the Division of Criminal Justice Services and the Superintendent of State Police.

New York To Stop Issuing Concealed Carry Permits LEAK REDDIT
New York To Stop Issuing Concealed Carry Permits LEAK REDDIT

Stopping the issuing of pistol permits for seven months seems to fly in the face of the Bruen decision. Many will see this move to stop the permitting process as New York State violating its citizens’ right to carry firearms outside the home for self-defense. There has already been one challenge to the new lawsuit filed by Gun Owners of America (GOA) just this Monday, and this new move by the State will probably trigger even more lawsuits.

Neither the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services nor the Superintendent of State Police returned AmmoLand New’s request for comment at the time of writing.

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J Gibbons

A law that cannot be followed is unconstitutional. This sounds like a fertile ground for a class-action suit to invalidate the law since it cannot be followed legally for 7 months and a core right, per Heller, McDonald and Bruen, is being forbidden.


“No one is above the law,” “Unless you’re a Democrat.” We have heard a lot about the importance of the rule of law from Democrats lately. They are against rule of law when it comes illegal immigrants who have been found by a federal judge to be in violation of U.S. immigration law. In Democrat-heavy Montgomery County, Maryland, eight illegal aliens have been charged with rape or other sexual crimes since County Executive Marc Elrich signed a “sanctuary” order in July barring police from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. For starters, literally hundreds of Democrat-controlled jurisdictions operate as “sanctuary cities,” flouting… Read more »


As the government becomes more and more lawless you have to ask why should you follow the law if the government, agencies and employees won’t.




Until every anti-constitution politician and bureaucrat is removed from office by their attorney generals for ignoring the laws of this nation, we’ll see more of this defiant tyranny. This plague goes all the way to the AG of the United States.


Have you read anything about NYS’ attorney general or, for that matter, the US’ AG?


Nope, just like we haven’t heard about Justice Sotomayer being the person that leaked the Abortion Opinion prematurely.
When the Progressives are caught they clam up.


We need a federal law stating that any federal, state or local government official who votes in favor of or signs into law any law that is deemed unconstitutional shall be jailed and/or fined an amount commensurate with the number of people who’s constitutional rights were violated and the significance of the right(s) violated.


Seven months – the amount of time they estimate it’ll take to get reprimanded by the courts?


it is a shame that the progs are willing to spend hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars to fight against letting anyone do what comes natural to them, defend themselves from harm. if it were only their money that was being spent on this frivolous and flagrant disregard for the rule of law, i wouldn’t mind. but it is not. it is the money from people that do not want this new “act” that will just continue infringing upon their natural right. the lack of morality from these people should be evident to all, but many turn a… Read more »


If they refuse to issue permits, F-ny…. the Constitution is the only permit I need.

If you live in NY, make it the same, those government worms work for you. Make them service you, or GTFO and take your businesses and tax dollars with you. Vote with your feet.


Excepting the “Good moral character” part, the requirements sound similar to the ones Texas required when the CHL program started back in 1995 or so.


Ooooh these lawsuits are going to be spicy. Can’t carry a pistol without a pistol permit + NY not issuing pistol permits? Absolute 2A violation right there. NY just loooooves to piss away it’s constituents’ tax dollars losing easy lawsuits doesn’t it? Constitutional violations should come with serious punitive penalties and/or jail time for the highest elected official of the jurisdiction affected.


Thank God for Gun Owners of America. Where the hell is the nra?




They’re a little busy these days trying to keep their behinds out of jail.


NYS Second Amendment: A well regulated citizenry, being necessary to the security of the Progressive State, the right of law enforcement officials, active and retired, to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Supreme Court rules this to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL! So now all non-prohibited persons are permitted to carry concealed forearms. . . . BUT! Governor Hochul signs Bill into Law declaring EVERYWHERE TO BE A SENSITIVE SPACE . . . FELONY TO CARRY A GUN*. *Active and retired law enforcement officials are EXEMPT from “SENSITIVE SPACE” restrictions. POST BRUIN END RESULT IN NY: A well regulated citizenry, being… Read more »


With New York and the other communist states mentioned, it’s just the Same Old Shizer, different day.
The in your face dodging and weaving, as is the Democrats M O,
Changing words and conditions is just a big middle finger to SCOTUS
and We The People.
Those politicians would do well to read the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, giving particular notice the the part about “ the Right and Duty to overthrow a government that has become tyrannical to its Citizens “

Joe R.

Defund NY


Here is a novel concept for the Jim Crow inspired government of New York. Try on the concept of industry standards. Look to the private sector, find industry standard qualifications and use them. That is what most states do. We have a number of organizations who provide the training. First and foremost would be military training and other law enforcement and private security guard training. Secondly would be formal courses offered by USCCA and NRA and many private training schools and groups. Why reinvent the wheel? Well folks, why did many states enact literacy test, poll taxes, voter competency tests… Read more »