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Commentary: The Second Amendment and New York State: Walking the constitutional line

New York State has imposed rigid laws on carrying pistols since the early part of the 20th century. In 1905, it was a misdemeanor for anyone over the age of 16 to carry a pistol or firearm concealed without a license from a police magistrate. 1905 N.Y. Laws ch. 92, §2, pp. 129-130. The “Sullivan Law,” ...