Hochul & New York State Suffer Huge Loss as Pro Gun Activists Win in Court

Kathy Hochul
Kathy Hochul

Washington, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)-Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) secured a preliminary injunction in federal district court against most of New York’s poorly named “Concealed Carry Improvement Act.” This follows GOA and GOF securing a temporary restraining order against the law in October, which was frustratingly blocked by a federal appeals court.

The ruling from Judge Glenn Suddaby, who indicated this law has imposed “unprecedented constitutional violations,“ enjoins the following provisions:

  • Requiring good moral character
  • Requiring the names and contact info of spouses and other adults in the applicant’s home
  • Requiring applicants to disclose social media accounts for review
  • The restrictions on carrying in public parks, zoos, places of worship, locations where alcohol is served, theaters, banquet halls, conferences, airports and buses, lawful protests or assemblies, and the prohibition on carrying on private property without express consent from the owner

The injunction will take effect immediately, despite the State of New York’s attempt to delay the injunction.

Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:

“Just like we warned politicians after the Bruen decision, fall in line, or we will force you to. We are excited to see Kathy Hochul finally served a plate of humble pie, and we are fully prepared to continue the fight should she again attempt to disarm the citizens of her state at a time when her party’s policies are only escalating the danger that everyday citizens face.”

Sam Paredes, on behalf of the Board of Directors for the Gun Owners Foundation, added:

“This is very exciting for the citizens of New York, as today liberty won and tyranny lost. GOF and our allies remain fully prepared to defend this ruling from the foolish appeals that the anti-gunners in Albany will inevitably bring.”

GOA spokesmen are available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.

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The restrictions that that are left are unconstitutional also.


ANY restrictions are unconstitutional. “The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”
Based on that line alone, all gun laws and restrictions are unconstitutional!


PRAISE THE LORD! . . . but if communist democrats keep power, this will be an ongoing struggle. For some reason Suddaby did not strike down public transportation EXCEPT for buses. So the subway, ubers, trains, taxis are all still felonies. Of course you still need to be able to afford the classroom and live fire training to exercise your right to carry. However, THIS is great: “and it is further ORDERED that the State Defendants’ request for a limitation in the scope of this Preliminary Injunction and for a stay of it pending appeal (Dkt. No. 48, at 115-16)… Read more »


I did early voting for Zeldin et al a couple of days ago, as did my wife. Straight across Conservative Party, identical to the ‘pubs’ line.

This had the added benefit of voting against upchuck the scummer.


Thank God. Smack these red coats down.


To quote Mr. Nelson Muntz Ha Ha.

Pa John

A politician mainly campaigns around a certain issue(s). The issue is typically a hot button kind of topic that involves a lot of emotion both for and against. Campaigning on that issue gains that politician a large and fervent following that is only too happy to donate funds and volunteer time. Their strong public stance on the issue is what brings them money, power, and fame. That issue can become their main identifying central theme. Why on earth would said politician want to SOLVE that issue only to lose all of that money and power? No more volunteers, no more… Read more »


This won’t stop her. She’s most likely already got the next rendition of the CCIA ready to file.