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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.




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Bobby
Bobby
9 months ago

Good

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
9 months ago
Reply to  Bobby

It’s about time

matt
matt
9 months ago

Come on scotus rule for us 2nd amendment and stop the bs gun grabbers

Pawn
Pawn
9 months ago

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