Within the six months after the Supreme Court docket’s Bruen Resolution, the New York Metropolis Police Division granted solely 503 permits for an annual charge of nearly 1,000. In contrast, in 2021, they granted 2,591. They had been granted permits at simply 38.5% of the speed in 2021. Even worse, there have been much more functions after Bruen, so the speed of acceptance was even decrease — falling dramatically from 56% in 2021 to 10% over the past six months of 2022.
. . . In 2021, the NYPD — which vets firearm permits — obtained 4,663 functions and authorised 2,591 of them, about 56%, all below the stricter “correct trigger” commonplace the Supreme Court docket struck down final yr. That commonplace required gun homeowners in New York to point out “correct trigger” in an effort to obtain a allow to hold a weapon, however the court docket mentioned licenses must be granted by default until there was a particular cause to disclaim an applicant.
In 2022, the NYPD noticed an elevated variety of new functions — 7,260 — however authorised simply 1,550, or 21%, though functions filed within the second half of that yr now not needed to meet the “correct trigger” commonplace the place candidates needed to make an affirmative case for why they wanted a license.
Within the six months after the excessive court docket’s ruling in New York State Rifle vs. Bruen, from June 24, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2022, the NYPD noticed a surge in new gun allow functions, from simply over 2,000 in the identical interval a yr earlier to almost 5,000. Thus far, the division has authorised 503 of these, or simply above 10%, regardless of its tips and state legislation requiring functions to be determined upon inside six months. . . .
Gwynne Hogan and Suhail Bhat, “NYPD Granting Fewer Gun Permits After Supreme Court docket Dominated It Had To Grant Extra, Information Exhibits,” The Metropolis, July 23, 2023.