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Everytown for Gun Safety Urges Federal Court to Uphold New York Law Regulating Public Carry of Handguns

NEW YORK – The Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, has filed court documents urging the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York to follow binding Second Circuit precedent and uphold the New York law that a member of the public needs a proper cause to carry a handgun in public.

An amicus brief prepared by Everytown and by Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP – available here – was submitted late Monday evening.

A list of recent cases in which American courts have upheld reasonable gun safety laws is available here. More information about Everytown’s litigation work, including links to other amicus briefs, is available on the team’s web page.

STATEMENT FROM ERIC TIRSCHWELL, LITIGATION DIRECTOR FOR EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:

“New York’s public carry regulations are fully consistent with the Second Amendment and with laws in dozens of states. As the Second Circuit and courts across the country have recognized, states have clear authority to pass reasonable public safety laws to protect their citizens.”