The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month that New York’s standard for issuing concealed- carry permits is unconstitutional has beckoned a flood of dismissal motions by defense attorneys in state gun possession cases.

And the challenges brought on by the high court’s 6-3 ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, in which the majority found that the Empire State’s “proper cause” requirement for concealed-carry applicants runs afoul of Second Amendment rights, have not been limited to efforts at getting their clients’ pending firearms possession charges thrown out.

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