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Jul 2, 2022

Carrying guns in NY public places banned

Soumendra Ranjit
New York's Times Square in Night Time
New York’s Times Square in Night Time

Just a few days before Americans are celebrating Independence Day on July 4, the New York State Government passing the laws has imposed a ban on carrying guns in many public places including Times Square, hospitals, day-care centers, parks, zoos, playgrounds and public transit.

According to the new regulations endorsed on Friday July 1, requiring gun-license applicants to prove their shooting proficiency and submit their social media accounts for review by government officials.

An emergency meeting of the New York State Legislature convened last week after a landmark US Supreme Court decision forced the passage of a law on gun violence control.

In 1913, the New York State Government approved a constitutional provision for the possession of firearms in self-defense.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul along with other Democrat leaders have condemned the new rules saying “it had added fuel to the fire” referring to the US Constitution guarantees every citizen the right to carry a public gun in self-defense.

The US Supreme Court also said similar gun-license regimes in California, New Jersey, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland and Washington D.C. are also unconstitutional

Since the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, Americans believe the U.S. is one of the greatest nations in the world. However, the majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is going on but remain hopeful about the future of the country.

(Report from New York)