NYS Senator Brian Kavanagh has made gun violence prevention a top priority throughout his time in office. Recently he was a cosponsor of bill S51001 sponsored by NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. The bill was a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision, which deemed New York State’s 100-year-old law that prevented “citizens from carrying a handgun outside the home without a license” was unconstitutional. Bill S51001 “added specific eligibility requirements, including the taking and passing of firearm training courses for permit applicants. It will enable the State to regulate and standardize training for license applicants. The legislation also identifies sensitive locations where it is prohibited to carry a concealed weapon and establishes that private property owners must expressly allow a person to possess a firearm, rifle, or shotgun on their property.”
The legislation was passed by the NYS Assembly and NYS Senate and signed by Governor Hochul on July 1, just 8 days after the ruling.
“I’ll continue to do everything I can to protect New Yorkers by enacting the strongest possible laws and working with law enforcement and our communities to implement them. We also must continue to demand that the gun industry and its allies in Congress stop blocking action at the national level,” said NYS Senator Brian Kavanagh.