New York Aims To Revoke Trump’s Gun Permit After Felony Conviction

After being found guilty on felony charges, former President Donald Trump faces the revocation of his concealed carry gun license in New York. The New York Police Department (NYPD) is preparing to strip Trump of this important belonging following his conviction, according to a senior police officer.

Trump, who had maintained his concealed carry license during and after his presidency, had already surrendered two of his three registered pistols to the NYPD when he was indicted in March 2023. The third gun was reportedly moved to Florida at that time.

Now, in the aftermath of Trump’s conviction on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, the NYPD’s legal bureau is set to conduct an investigation “that will likely lead to revocation of his license,” the senior officer told CNN.

Under federal law, it is illegal for felons to possess firearms, prompting the state of New York to take action against Trump’s gun rights. While Trump will have the opportunity to challenge the revocation at a hearing, the state’s evident disdain for the former president may make such an appeal a futile effort.

Although Trump does not need to carry a gun due to his constant Secret Service protection, the move to revoke his license is seen by some as a politically motivated punishment by the Democratic establishment in New York.

Critics argue that the state is exploiting Trump’s controversial case and conviction to strip him of his Second Amendment rights, further fueling accusations of political persecution against the former president.