The City of New York has changed the law and now allows licensed gun owners to transport firearms outside of the city limits. However, many questions still remain. Can cities actually ban this transportation and do firearms require licenses among many other questions.
The District Court's ruling found the City had a compelling interest to limit firearms transport to support public safety, and that affected gun owners are not prevented from traveling out of the city, without their guns, and use shooting ranges with guns purchased out-of-city. The plaintiffs sought appeal within the Second Circuit Appeals Court in 2015. The Second Circuit affirmed the District Court's findings by early 2018, adding that the Heller and McDonald only affirmed the constitutional right to own guns in defense of one's home, and not for transport or use outside of the home. The Circuit Court affirmed that under intermediate scrutiny the city had a compelling interest to restrict transport on guns within city limits