Kathy Hochul Posts List Showing Exactly Where People Cannot Be Armed for Self-Defense in New York

A sign reading Gun Free Zone is seen around Times Square, Wednesday, August 31, 2022, in New York. (Yuki Iwamura/AP)
Yuki Iwamura/AP

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) tweeted a list Wednesday showing exactly where law-abiding concealed carry permit holders are prohibited from being armed for self-defense.

Breitbart News noted that one of the gun-free locations is Times Square, beginning Thursday. New York Democrats labeled Times Square a “sensitive” area in which the exercise of the Second Amendment is prohibited, even by concealed permit holders.

Hochul tweeted a complete list, showing that the locations where people cannot be armed for self-defense include libraries, churches, daycares, public transportation, entertainment venues, homeless shelters, and many more places:

Hochul and her fellow Democrats pushed for more restrictions on concealed carry following the June 23 Supreme Court ruling declaring New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry permit issuance unconstitutional. They have passed numerous other gun controls in addition to the new concealed carry restrictions.

On August 24 Breitbart News noted Hochul’s announcement that the sale of AR-15s is banned for people under the age of 21 and that the state’s universal background check system has been expanded to include a look at social media postings when someone tries to buy a gun.

She also pointed out that background checks will be put in place for ammunition purchases.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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