Originally Posted by patriotic
NY I believe is one of the few if not the only state that does not have a RKBA statement in the state’s constitution.
I'm almost certain that New York is far from the only state that doesn't have a RKBA provision in the state's constitution. I'm pretty sure I researched that several years ago.
Interestingly, Massachusetts (the seat of the American Revolution) does have a RKBA provision -- but it is limited to defense of the State.
Connecticut has a RKBA provision, which specifically mentions "in defense of the self and of the state," yet NO carry is allowed in Connecticut without a permit. You have to wonder how that system has survived. I suspect the courts in Connecticut are so liberal that nobody dares bring a case.
Looks like this may be a good read on the subject: http://www.guncite.com/journals/dowrkba.html
Umm NYS Bill of rights article 2 subsection 4: § 4. Right to keep and bear arms. A well regulated militia being
necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to
keep and bear arms cannot be infringed.