“If I were working for the mayor in New York, in the legal department particularly, I’d be saying: ‘Are we sure we can defend these laws? Are there things to do, ahead of time, that will make it easier for us to defend them?’ ” said Paul Helmke, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “I would be surprised if that were not the thinking.”
So would I. After Chicago's ban falls, New York's permitting requirements are ripe for a lawsuit.
Cost and application requirements can easily be proven to be an undue burden.