Bath Police Department said they won’t enforce new NY concealed carry law

Bath, N.Y. (WHEC) — In a Facebook post on Friday, the Bath Police Department announced it will not enforce New York’s new concealed carry laws in some public places in the village.

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The post states officers will not arrest people who have a concealed carry pistol permit and a licensed handgun in the village park or playground.

The post says quote: "police cannot be everywhere and your right to protect your family and others is our priority."

The new state law prohibits carrying a concealed weapon on public transportation and in most other public places like schools and government buildings but Bath police say they will confer with the district attorney before making arrests.