Gun Groups File Lawsuit Challenging New York “Sensitive Location” Handgun Carry Bans

BELLEVUE, WA – -( The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new gun control law adopted in New York State following the Supreme Court’s nullification of its previous concealed carry law that required “proper cause,” alleging the state’s new statute is just as unconstitutional as the previous law.

Joining SAF is the Firearms Policy Coalition, Inc., and two private citizens, Brett Christian and John Boron. Defendants are Kevin Bruen, superintendent of the New York State Police, and John J. Flynn, Erie County District Attorney, in their official capacities. The case is known as Boron v. Bruen. It was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

According to SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, the passage of Senate Bill S 51001 by state lawmakers in Albany “replaced one unconstitutional licensing scheme with another.”

The new measure bans the lawful, licensed carry of firearms in so-called “sensitive places” and presumptively most property in the state, creating a de facto ban on firearms carry for personal protection. As a result, SAF and its partners are asking for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief from the court.

“The New York Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul are making a mockery of the Supreme Court’s ruling in June, which struck down the state’s onerous ‘proper cause’ requirement in June,” Gottlieb said. “While they’re playing politics, the rights of law-abiding New York citizens are being cavalierly trampled. We cannot allow that to happen just so anti-gunners in Albany can play games with the constitution, just to see whether they can get away with it.

“The fact that New York’s new regulatory scheme essentially prohibits lawful carry in most public places is outrageous,” he continued. “The state is being too clever by half, and we’re confident that the federal courts, with the recent guidance from the Supreme Court on Second Amendment jurisprudence, will bring a quick end to this nonsense.”

Plaintiffs are represented by attorneys David H. Thompson, Peter A. Patterson, and John W. Tienken with Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, and Nicolas J. Rotsko with Phillips Lytle, LLP in Buffalo, NY.

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 720,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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uncle dudley

Shall not be infringed doesn’t mean a thing to these so-called law makers.
All that voted for this slap in the face of the Supreme court’s ruling should be removed from office.
I will never step inside the state as long as this overreach is in place and I will spend my money elsewhere.


I think we should all go there.



GREAT news , I hope the SCOTUS flushes this unconstitutional turd and sends a strong message to tyrant Hochul that is crap won’t float with the SCOTUS .


they need to put the psycho bitch in a rubber room


how about scotus makes a plain statement all laws restricting non criminal use of weapons are unconstitutional….good by atf and nfa gca new yak rules ……first thing I would do is build 100 ar10s in select fire and set up a 4h range teach middle school kids to shoot and defend their rights

Last edited 17 days ago by swmft

Any area declared a ‘sensitive location’ by civil authority should be under armed security. What better armed security than the free security provided by armed citizens? That is, unless you reject the concept of ‘citizen.’ That is the key point. Members of the Progressive New Left reject that concept and have traded your citizenship for the new serfdom.


waiting for police to wake up and read the oath they took and realize they have been acting as criminals title 18 242 under color of law how many actual laws have been broken by the police…following their leader…sieg heil