US Judge Temporarily Blocks Parts of NY Gun Law

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The Facts

  • A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked parts of New York state's new Concealed Carry Improvement Act to allow six gun advocates to file a lawsuit challenging the new legislation.

  • New York's gun law, which took effect on Sept. 1, established new requirements for obtaining a license, including submitting social media accounts for review and banning firearms in many public and private places.

The Spin

Republican narrative

There's no proof that rises in homicides or suicides in the US are directly related to gun sales — but liberals apparently don't need it to push their agenda. Gun sales increase because of crime, not the other way around, and the sooner we understand this and tackle the underlying cause of violence, the safer America will become.

Democratic narrative

Gun lobbyists in the US continue to spew a series of common myths to undermine legitimate arguments for common-sense gun reforms like those seen in New York. To protect future generations, policymakers throughout America must reject these harmful myths and instead rely on implementing meaningful regulations.

Nerd narrative

There's a 1% chance that the Second Amendment of the US Constitution will be amended or repealed before 2025, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Political split



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