Lawsuits Everywhere by Tom Reynolds
The Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA) and other acts* have generated a large number of lawsuits against Governor Hochul’s attempts to do away with 2nd Amendment protected rights. Here are some of them, with a short description. (There are probably more but with new ones keep popping up it is hard to keep track.)
Five cases for a Restraining Order stopping enforcement of CCIA were heard in tandem at the Second Circuit on March 20th. No decision yet on them.
- Antonyuk II v. Nigrelli, challenges CCIA on almost everything on 2nd & 1st Amendments issues
- Christian v Nigrelli, challenges CCIA rules about Concealed Carry on private property (NY Penal Law 265.01-d)
- Gazzola v. Hochul, challenges a multitude of CCIA’s Federal Firearms Licensee rules
Certiorari hearing to move case directly to SCOTUS heard on April 21st 2023 and decision scheduled on April 24th 2023
- Hardaway v. Nigrelli, challenges CCIA’s rules about Concealed Carry in houses of worship as a 2nd Amendment violation
Hardaway speaking at Niagara County SAFE meeting on May 9th at Newfane Community Center.
- Spencer v. Nigrelli, challenges CCIA’s rules about Concealed Carry in houses of worship as a 1st Amendment violation
Other lawsuits challenging CCIA rules about Concealed Carry in houses of worship (NY Penal Law 265.01-e)
- Bleuer v. Nigrelli, challenges rules against Concealed Carry in houses of worship.
- Goldstein v. Nigrelli, challenges rules against Concealed Carry in houses of worship.
- New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom + Numerous Churches vNigrelli, challenges rules against Concealed Carry in houses of worship.
Lawsuits challenging long times to get licenses
- Meissner v NYC, challenges the NY Law 400-00 (4-b) which says the licensing officers can take 6 months to process licenses.
- Giambalvo v Suffolk County, challenges as unconstitutional the 2-3 years Suffolk County estimates it will take to process licenses.
- NYSRPA II v. Nigrelli, challenges multiple parts of the Concealed Carry Improvement Act.
This is a follow up to the successful NYSRPA v Bruen case which sent Hochul into a frenzy of unconstitutional legislation.
* Four (4) Bills, signed into law between May 30, 2022 and July 1, 2022, as follows:
- Bill S.9407-B – signed May 30, 2022 (eff. June 30, 2022);
- Bill S.9458 – signed May 30, 2022 (eff. August 30, 2022);
- Bill S.4970-A – signed June 6, 2022 (eff., generally, June 30, 2022); and,
- Bill 51001 – signed July 1, 2022 (eff., generally, September 1, 2022)