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To some defenders, gun ruling could right a racial wrong

Jun. 25, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York's tight restrictions on who can carry a handgun, condemnation erupted from liberal leaders and activists. But some public defenders, often allies of progressive activists, praised the court's ruling, saying...

NY lawmakers to mull post-Supreme Court gun bills next week

Jun. 24, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she is bringing state lawmakers back on Thursday to consider gun safety legislation in response to the Supreme Court striking down key portions of the state's licensing law. The court on Thursday overturned the state law that...

States with strict gun-permitting laws consider next steps

Jun. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that had restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public. Under the law in place since 1913, New York residents needed to show proper cause, or an actual need, to carry a concealed handgun in public for self-defense.....

Library restores Pride Month displays in children's rooms

Jun. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A library board on Long Island reversed a decision made earlier this week to remove Pride Month displays from the system's children’s sections shortly after Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered a state human rights investigation. The Smithtown Library board of...

NY leaders vow new gun limits after Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 23, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Democratic leaders aim to preserve as many restrictions as possible on carrying a handgun in public after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down key portions of the state's gun-licensing law. State and New York City officials are zeroing in on...

Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

Jun. 23, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed. The decision came out as Congress and states...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 23, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Advance Media New York. June 16, 2022. Editorial: NY election ‘citizen auditors’ are playing a dangerous game Shame on former state Senate candidate Angi Renna for lending her reputation to a shadowy fringe group challenging the results of New York’s 2020...

New body armor rules in NY miss vest worn by Buffalo killer

Jun. 21, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s new law barring sales of bullet-resistant vests to most civilians doesn't cover the type of armor worn by the gunman who killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket, a gap that could limit its effectiveness in deterring future military-style assaults. ...

New York passes landmark voting rights legislation

Jun. 20, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor signed a law Monday intended to prevent local officials from enacting rules that might suppress people's voting rights because of their race. The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act, named after the late civil rights activist who represented...

Early voting starts in New York gubernatorial primary

Jun. 18, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers began going to the polls Saturday to cast early votes in a primary election that could determine whether Gov. Kathy Hochul keeps her job. Select polling places will be open for early votes across the state through June 26, ahead of the June 28...