State’s new gun laws remain in effect until judges review case

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Smith & Wesson 44 Magnum revolver. Photo provided.

NEW YORK – The recent decision by US District Court Judge Glenn Saddaby that gutted portions of the state’s new gun laws, known as the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA) has been put on hold after New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed an emergency motion on Monday.  James filed the motion to stop the court’s decision long enough for the state to appeal the entire ruling.

Ruling on the motion from Attorney General James, the US District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a stay, which pauses Judge Saddaby’s decision until a three-judge panel reviews and makes a decision on the 109-page motion filed by James.

Attorney General James, in support of the CCIA, the most restrictive gun laws in the country, touted the Court of Appeals action.  “I am pleased that the full Concealed Carry Improvement Act will stay in effect and continue to protect communities as the appeals process moves forward.”