(TheRedAlertNews.com) BREAKING NOW: In the first significant gun rights case in years, the United States Supreme Court struck down a New York state law requiring individuals seeking a concealed carry permit for handguns to show a state-acceptable reason for the license.
For the full opinion by the Court, click HERE.
As the New York Post elaborates in “Supreme Court overturns New York law on carrying concealed weapons”:
“The Supreme Court struck down New York’s century-old law restricting the carrying of concealed firearms Thursday, its first major Second Amendment decision in more than a decade and a ruling that could lead to more weapons on the streets — and just about anywhere people gather.
“Writing for a 6-3 court, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the law’s requirement that New Yorkers who want a license to carry a handgun in public show “proper cause” that the weapon is specifically needed for self-defense ‘violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public.’ [emphasis added]
“‘When the Second Amendment’s plain text covers an individual’s conduct, the Constitution presumptively protects that conduct,’ Thomas added. ‘The government must then justify its regulation by demonstrating that it is consistent with the Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.’” [emphasis added]
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BREAKING: Supreme Court strikes down New York gun-carrying restrictions. The Second Amendment applies outside of the home, court says.
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