NYS Jewish Gun Club Files Lawsuit Against NY State Officials
Rockland Daily Staff
The NYS Jewish Gun Club filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York requesting an emergency injunction to stop the State from designating places of worship or religious observation as sensitive places, where possessing a licensed firearm is prohibited and punishable with severe criminal penalties.
This lawsuit claims that the new law infringes on the First Amendment rights of legal gun owners, as well as the Second Amendment rights of religious people.
This law is unjust and vague and targets people just because they are religious," Tzvi Waldman, founder of NYS Jewish Gun Club, tells Rockland Daily. "If this law is allowed to stand, religious people will become felons if they carry firearms while being involved in religious observance. We trust that the court will quickly strike down this discriminatory and unconstitutional law targeting religious observance, restoring the rights of the New Yorkers seeking to enjoy the most basic freedoms enshrined in our Bill of Rights and recognized by the Supreme Court of the United States."