Change to Second Amendment Rejected

By Dave Greber
By Conor Mooney

November 27, 2012 Updated Nov 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) If you're thinking about carrying a concealed gun in public in New York, you'll still have to provide a good reason.

That's after a federal appeals court ruling today.

Attorney General Eric Scheniderman announced today a three-judge panel rejected a challenge to New York's handgun licensing statute laws, which would allow people to carry concealed handguns in public.

But only with a good reason, or what's legally known as proper cause.

Five West Chester County residents along with the "Second Amendment Foundation" argued that the "proper cause" part of New York's gun law violates the second amendment.

The "proper cause" provision requires the carrier to show a special need for protection that is greater than the rest of the community.

According to Schneiderman, the Court says the requirement is valid because of public safety and crime prevention.