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NY Ban on Guns in Times Square, Other Public Places Is Ruled Unconstitutional

  • New law was passed in response to Supreme Court gun decision
  • Hochul says state will appeal ‘deeply disappointing’ ruling
A "Gun Free Zone" sign is seen posted near Times Square in New York.

A "Gun Free Zone" sign is seen posted near Times Square in New York.

Photographer: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
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A New York law barring guns from Times Square and many other public spaces was ruled largely unconstitutional by a federal judge.

The law, passed in response to the Supreme Court’s easing of restrictions on concealed-carry permits, greatly expanded gun bans to include public transportation, sports arenas and anywhere licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. US District Judge Glenn Suddaby in Syracuse, New York, on Thursday ruled that there was no historical basis for such restrictions.