Breaking: Second Amendment is not a second class right, Supreme Court rules, as it strikes down NY gun restriction

12
296

By a vote of 6-3, the U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a New York law that limits who can get a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public.

New York required people wanting a license to carry a concealed handgun outside their home to show “proper cause,” which the New York courts determined had to be something more than a simple desire to protect themselves or their property. Applicants had to prove that they had a heightened need for self defense, such as that they were the subject of repeated physical threats. Other states with similar laws include California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

The New York law has been on the books for a century until two men in New York challenged it after their applications for concealed-carry licenses were denied.

The opinion in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen was authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, with the court’s three liberal justices — Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer — dissenting.

The court wrote that Americans have a right to carry “commonly used” firearms in public for personal defense and that the Second Amendment is not “second class” constitutional right that is subject to greater restrictions “than other Bill of Rights guarantees,” he wrote.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate advanced legislation that would create stricter gun laws across the states, including allowing states to enact red flag laws, which provide legal paths for removing firearms from people deemed by authorities to be unstable. The proposed law would also require mental health checks of 18- to 21-year-olds who are buying firearms and the law has numerous other provisions.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Any infringement of 2A is unconstitutional. Why can’t the libs, socialists, and RINOs understand that? Oh, because they can’t purge the Conservative filth if they bear arms vs tyranny.

  2. Liberal Marxist illegal and legal drugs have been pushed. promoted, idealized thru music and made “cool” and have killed and maimed millions worldwide for the last 50 years. WHERE IS THE LEFTS OUTRAGE?

  3. These young people’s minds are being poisoned by:
    1. Facebook.
    2. Cell phones.
    3. Violent video games.
    4. Critical Race Theory.
    5. Black Lives Matter.
    6. LGBTQ.
    7. The Democrat Party.
    8. Fake News.
    9. Major media.
    10. Joe Biden ethics and policies.

    NOT Guns!!

  4. I have been skimming over the decision. In the majority opinion, it is clearly stated that; the number of shootings, the number of injuries and deaths, and the support for restrictive gun control laws is not justification for the laws.
    .
    The minority opinion starts out listing a bunch of recent mass shootings, and poll numbers supporting the laws.
    .
    I have no choice but to conclude that arguments for restrictive gun control laws are solely emotion based.

  5. Laws limiting firearms always appear reasonable to those who support such measures. Probably because they are either indifferent or ignorant of such matters. Today however, the Court rightfully reminded all of us of our Rights.

    Now comes an insidious new challenge, mental health screening! Oh boy, like rust the enemies of freedom never sleep. I feel confident that these measures will also be tossed by the courts, especially the Red Flag stuff. Especially since due process is so deeply ingrained in our beautiful constitution.

  6. Sad truth. We need to be able to protect ourselves from a fascist Federal government.

    The Revolution was fought over less than this.

  7. addition to the list,,,, should be parents who allow unfiltered access to the internet. social media should be restricted to 21 years or older as the trend goes.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.