A federal appeals court panel said New York can continue enforcing a new state law banning guns from “sensitive” places like parks and theaters while the judges consider a legal challenge.
The temporary stay from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday puts on hold most of a ruling last month from U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby.
Suddaby found constitutional issues with multiple portions of the law related to carrying firearms in public places and to licensing requirements. He issued an injunction halting the law. The appeals court overruled him Wednesday.
New York adopted the new gun law this summer after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidated the state’s system for granting permits to carry handguns outside the home. The high court said Americans have the right to carry arms outside of the home and in public.
The new state law expanded who could get a handgun license and added new licensing requirements and created a long list of places where firearms would be banned.