- starting with times square
new york now implementing 'gun free' zones
On August 31, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul addressed the media regarding the implementation of a Gun Free Zone in Times Square.
Times Square in New York City was marked as a "Gun Free Zone" by posting signs all over the intersection.
on 1st sept. 2022, this law will become operative. in an effort to shield New Yorkers from gun violence.
Gun control laws can save lives. as gun violence continues to have a devastating impact on communities around the nation.
Some of the "sensitive" areas where guns will not be allowed include Times Square, parks, churches, and theatres.
The measure was passed following a decision by Supreme Court in NYSRPA v. Bruen that expanded gun rights.
the law also establishes rigid requirements for issuing permits for concealed carry. Permits must be renewed or recertified every three years.
As part of evaluation, the law stipulates that applicants for a permit must complete 16 hours of classroom instruction and 2 hours of live-fire training