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According to a recent statement by the Argentine central bank, Argentina has secured a currency swap line agreement with China, effectively doubling its access to nearly $10 billion.
New York Attorney General Letitia James expressed approval of the ruling, emphasizing the state’s ongoing commitment to enforcing the majority of the new gun-control law’s provisions. “My office will continue to defend New York’s gun laws and use every tool to protect New Yorkers from senseless gun violence,” James stated. Contrarily, gun rights advocates lauded aspects of the court’s decision that found certain parts of the law potentially unconstitutional, such as the felony charge for carrying a gun on private property open to the public without explicit consent from the property owner.
The appeals court also halted the enforcement of a mandate requiring concealed-carry permit applicants to reveal their social media accounts and questioned the constitutionality of banning firearms in places of worship. Stemming from the Concealed Carry Improvement Act, signed by Governor Kathy Hochul in July 2022, the law faced challenges from gun rights groups and New York residents.
While the law aimed to expand eligibility for handgun carrying licenses and established a list of “sensitive locations” for firearm prohibition, it faced legal pushback for being inconsistent with historical firearm regulations. The recent court ruling, however, reversed several lower-court decisions, validating many of the state’s restrictions as aligned with the nation’s tradition of regulating firearms in populated and public spaces.