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The city’s hefty $340 fee for a gun permit is constitutional, a judge declared Monday.

Gun advocates claimed the fee to keep a legal gun in the home — $340 initially and for a renewal every three years — violated the Second Amendment right to bear arms because it was “exorbitant.”

But Manhattan Federal Court Judge John Koeltl said, “There is no evidence that the fee has deterred or is likely to deter any individual from exercising his or her Second Amendment right.”

Source: Robert Gearty for the New York Daily News.

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