NEW YORK – Everytown Law, the nation’s largest team of gun violence prevention litigators, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s order in Antonyuk v. Nigrelli, allowing New York’s new gun safety law, the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA), to remain in effect while appeal is pending. The case challenges several provisions of the CCIA, which New York passed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Bruen struck down one element of New York’s public carry permitting system and established a new analysis for lower courts to use when evaluating challenges to gun laws.
“We are relieved that the Supreme Court has left New York’s law in effect as the litigation process continues, allowing New York to continue protecting public safety by preventing dangerous people from carrying guns in public and keeping guns out of public buses, bars, theaters, political protests, and other sensitive public locations,” said Eric Tirschwell, executive director of Everytown Law. “As always, we’ll continue our fight to uphold life-saving gun safety measures and keep New Yorkers, and everyone in America, safe from gun violence.”