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GOP fights New York's new gun laws signed by Hochul

 Gov. Kathy Hochul poses after signing new gun laws, July 1, 2022.
Darren McGee
Office of Gov. Hochul
Gov. Kathy Hochul poses after signing new gun laws, July 1, 2022.

The state Republican and conservative parties are joining forces to challenge the legality of the state’s new gun laws recently approved by lawmakers and signed Friday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Nick Langworthy, chair of the New York Republican party, accused Hochul and legislative Democrats of passing what he called an outrageous bill that severely limits New Yorker’s abilities to obtain a concealed carry permit following the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the state’s original law.

Conservative Party of New York Chairman Jerry Kassar said the parties have proven they will use every resource to fight Democrats in court and win. They have successfully blocked gerrymandered redrawn Congressional and Senate district maps, and a law allowing foreign citizens to vote.

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