2nd Amendment Update: We’re in Court in NYC Right Now!

In just 30 minutes, oral arguments will convene here in downtown New York City in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals!

We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, and, as every gun owner in New York State knows, there is a lot riding on the outcome of these proceedings.

Last year’s Bruen decision from the Supreme Court was crystal clear. Any future gun control laws at the state or federal level need to comply with the historical use of guns in America.

That’s not spin. It’s black and white.  

“To justify its regulation, the government may not simply posit that the regulation promotes an important interest. Rather, the government must demonstrate that the regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation. Only if a firearm regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition may a court conclude that the individual’s conduct falls outside the Second Amendment’s “unqualified command.”

But just like tyrants throughout history, Kathy Hochul thinks that she is above the law. So she threw a middle finger at the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment, and you and me when she signed last year’s gun control bill into law.

Today, we fight back.

(NYSFA’s Aaron Dorr, joined by Chris Dorr, the president of our national affiliate, the American Firearms Association outside the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, as NYSFA challenges Hochul’s gun control law in court today!)

We can’t do any of this without your support.

Thank you for your donations that have enabled us to file our briefs in advance of today’s oral arguments.

There is still time to donate to our Legal Defense Fund, to make sure that we can go ‘all in’ in the 2nd Circuit today and get ready as this fight likely heads to the Supreme Court!


After oral arguments are over, we’ll be giving gun owners a live video update on our Facebook page. So make sure you keep an eye on our social media platforms today!

For New York State,

Aaron Dorr
Executive Director
NYS Firearms Association

P.S. We are walking into the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals right now, as we square off with Kathy Hochul and her war against law abiding gun owners and the Second Amendment!

We’ll be giving you a live update on Facebook as soon as we can, following oral arguments.