Federal judge upholds New York city home handgun fee

Federal judge upholds New York city home handgun fee – A federal judge on Monday ruled that a New York city fee on permits to possess a handgun at home does not violate the constitutional right to bear arms.  U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said the city’s $340 fee for a three-year license that permits a gun owner to keep their weapon at home did not violate the right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment.  “While it is possible to conceive of fees that are impermissible because they are so exorbitant as to deter the exercise of the protected activity … there is no showing that the $340 handgun licensing fee qualifies as such a fee,” Koeltl said.