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New York Sets ‘Gun Free Zones’ to Restrict Guns; Regulates Concealed Carry Permits

Amid the bright lights and electronic billboards across New York’s Times Square, city authorities are posting new signs proclaiming the bustling crossroads a “Gun Free Zone.” The sprawling Manhattan tourist attraction is one of scores of “sensitive” places — including …

New York Overhaul of Gun Rules Expected to Draw Legal Challenges

New York lawmakers approved a sweeping overhaul Friday of the state’s handgun licensing rules, seeking to preserve some limits on firearms after the Supreme Court ruled that most people have a right to carry a handgun for personal protection. The …

New York Moves to Bolster Concealed-Carry Gun Laws

New York’s getting ready to go around a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision by making schools and subways no-gun zones and by making it more difficult to obtain a permit to carry a firearm. Across the country, Democrats in California …

New York AG, City Sue ‘Ghost Gun’ Distributors for Fueling Gun Violence

New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against multiple gun distributors for fueling a gun violence crisis and endangering New Yorkers. James alleges that 10 gun distributors sold tens of thousands of illegal, unfinished frames and receivers …

Supreme Court Voids New York Gun Permit Law, Establishes Right to Carry Outside Home

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to show a special need to carry a handgun in public, ruling for the first time that the Second Amendment protects gun rights outside the home. The …

Rhode Island Gov. McKee Signs 3 Gun Safety Bills Into Law

Rhode Island’s governor signed three firearms bills into law on Tuesday that included a ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds, calling it a response to a national crisis that has “taken too many lives and torn apart too …

Gunmaker Sig Sauer Sued by Veteran Claiming Pistol Goes Off by Itself

A pistol made by Sig Sauer and sold to law enforcement and civilians alike is prone to going off without the trigger being pulled, a defect that has led to dozens of injuries over the past several years, a U.S. …

New York Faces Skeptics As It Tries to Get Gunmakers to Adopt Microstamping

New York is the second state to enact a law intended to force firearms manufacturers to adopt microstamping, a technology in which guns imprint tiny codes on ammunition cartridges as they are fired– creating a unique signature police could use …

Judge Allows New York’s Lawsuit Against NRA to Move Forward

The New York attorney general’s lawsuit against the National Rifle Association is no mere “witch hunt,” a New York judge ruled Friday in dismissing the gun rights advocacy group’s claims that the case is a political vendetta. Manhattan Judge Joel …

Smart Guns Finally Arriving in U.S., Seeking to Shake Up Firearms Market: Reuters

Personalized smart guns, which can be fired only by verified users, may finally become available to U.S. consumers after two decades of questions about reliability and concerns they will usher in a new wave of government regulation. Four-year-old LodeStar Works …