NY's Handgun License Law Is Constitutional, 2nd Circ. Says

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 6:40 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court ruling that New York’s handgun licensing law requiring applicants to have a bona fide reason, or proper cause, to carry guns in public passes constitutional muster, rejecting a suit claiming the law violates the Second Amendment.

A three-judge panel ruled that New York’s “proper cause” requirement is substantially related to the achievement of an important governmental interest — in this case, public safety and crime prevention — and does not violate citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kachalsky et al v. Cacace et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


Cathy Seibel

Date Filed

July 15, 2010

Government Agencies

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