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Judge strikes down recent NYC rules restricting gun licensing as unconstitutional

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has struck down recent provisions of New York City’s gun restrictions as unconstitutional, saying officials have been allowed too much discretion to deny gun permits to people deemed “not of good moral character.” The ruling made Tuesday pertained to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court by a man who was denied a permit to possess rifles and shotguns in his home because of his prior arrests, bad driving history and alleged false statements on applications. The judge temporarily suspended the effect of his ruling to give the city time to appeal.

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