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Several Supreme Court Justices seems to be indicating that they aren’t fans of New York’s strict anti-gun laws.

As The Hill reports:

The Supreme Court seemed wary of a New York law that strictly limits the carrying of guns outside the home during arguments Wednesday in the first major Second Amendment clash in more than a decade.

The conservative majority court posed sharp questions about the constitutionality of the New York regulation, which gives government officials broad discretion over the issuing of licenses to carry a concealed firearm.

“Why isn’t it good enough to say I live in a violent area and I want to be able to defend myself?” Justice Brett Kavanaugh asked New York’s solicitor general. “With any constitutional right, if it’s up to the discretion of an individual officer, that seems inconsistent with an objective constitutional right.”

At issue in the case is New York’s so-called “proper cause” law, which generally requires applicants to demonstrate a special need, beyond a basic desire for self-defense, to qualify for an unrestricted concealed carry license. New York is among eight states and the District of Columbia that give wide discretion to licensing officials.

If the justices do choose to strike down New York’s law, it would represent a major victory for second amendment proponents.


  1. We can hope… That hope is really stupid because anything as bland as the right to have and carry guns (given you’re not a criminal and a law abiding citizen) which is granted by the consitution, should not even be a question much less before the supreme court

  2. Let’s hope they say this is an unconstitutional law and start supporting the 2nd amendment rights! There is no “exception” clause in the 2nd amendment, so all states that restrict your rights to own and carry a gun should be struck down.
    I understand the restrictions for felons, who have certain rights removed because of their crimes.

  3. SCOTUS can suck my bonus……What a piss poor organization that has become. Too scared to rule on anything that might be controversial. A blatant failure of the judicial arm of gov’t.


  5. This does signify there is some hope. But, in light of the SCOTUS having refused to hear other 2nd Amendment-related cases, I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for them to stand up for the Bill of Rights.

  6. It’s about time the s court enforces the 2nd amendment for NYers .its now with the crime in that state every resident should be carrying to protect themselves and family . The anti gun nuts have protection with body guards and security including police . Why not the tax payer it’s their state also . The whores Ike Bloomberg Soros protect their asses . What is wrong g here ???????

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