U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a New York restrictive handgun permit law. It is an important victory for Second Amendment rights.
In a 6-3 ruling, the nation’s highest court struck down New York’s gun-control law that required people to show “proper cause”To get a permit for concealed carry outside of the home.
Justice Clarence Thomas declared that the court holds “that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”
“A pair of plaintiffs who challenged the law, Robert Nash and Brandon Koch, filed their lawsuit after the Empire State rejected their concealed carry applications for insufficiently demonstrating a special need for a permit despite having already passed required background checks for gun licenses for hunting and target practice,”The Washington Examiner reported.
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Following the horrific shootings in New York, Texas and elsewhere, liberals have been pushing for more gun control.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case over whether New York’s law violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”
Justice Samuel Alito recommended that New York City citizens be permitted to bring firearms onto the subway at night. Roberts then asked New York Solicitor, Barbara Underwood. “How many muggings take place in the forest?”
Roberts and other conservative justices suggested New York’s law goes too far.
Roberts asked Roberts if a person who wants to legally carry a gun publically for self-defense must demonstrate a special reason to do so. Roberts also suggested that he supported the Second Amendment.
“The idea that you would need a license to exercise a right is unusual with regard to the Bill of Rights,” Roberts said.
“Could a football stadium or a college campus be off-limits? Which type of places do you believe they should be banned from? Any place where alcohol is served?” Roberts asked.
“The New York law the court is reviewing has been in place since 1913 and says that to carry a concealed handgun in public for self-defense, a person applying for a license has to demonstrate “proper cause,” an actual need to carry the weapon. Applicants who get a license are either issued an unrestricted license, which gives them broad ability to carry a weapon in public, or a restricted license allowing them to carry a gun in certain circumstances. Those circumstances include hunting or target shooting, when traveling for work, or when in backcountry areas,” KTLA reported.
New York argued before the Supreme Court that striking down the restrictive gun law would have “devastating consequences for public safety.”
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