The gun control lobby is moving in on Concealed Carry ahead of the next big Supreme Court case.
For months 2A activists and the gun control lobby have been attempting to win in the court of public opinion in regards to concealed carry. This battle will culminate in an upcoming Supreme Court case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.
The Supreme Court has been trying to avoid hearing any major 2A cases but this case has hit a point where they have to intervene. The outcome of this case will have a major impact on not only concealed carry in the state of New York but on concealed carry as a whole. The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in early November, so until then, these groups are going to be battling it out in the court of public opinion.
The Center for American Progress has released a new study that claims “shall issue” carry laws, like those in Wisconsin, are contributing to the surge in shootings and homicides. The Center for American Progress claims that the only solution is for the state of Wisconsin to repeal these laws and become a “may issue” state.
Needless to say, the Center for American Progress is only pointing to the rise in gun ownership and the crime surge going on throughout all of America. Correlation does not mean causation.
The recent uptick in crime has been the direct result of the defunding of the police movement and liberal prosecutors dropping cases. In 2015 Milwaukee’s Homicide Review Commission noted that 70% of homicide suspects were lawfully prohibited from possessing firearms.
It is laughable that the Center for American Progress would even try to correlate conceal carry licenses and homicides, so why do they try? because it works.
Not enough people understand what a conceal carry license is and very few people understand that criminals can not legally obtain firearms but commit crimes with them regardless of what the law says they can or can’t do.
2A organizations and supporters of 2A need to step up and educate those around them on these things. If we fail to key people in on the truth about firearms and crime then these gun control groups can continue to lie through their teeth and change policy.