The Supreme Court is back in session and this time around they will be hearing some very important cases including one 2nd Amendment case that will carry consequences depending on what the judges decide.
The Supreme Court does not often hear 2A cases, in fact, it has been almost 10 years since the last major 2A case made it to the Supreme Court.
In this Supreme Court session, the Justices will hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen(NYSRPA v. Bruen.) This case is centered around New York State’s laws regarding concealed carry licenses. New York has may issue concealed carry licenses, these licenses require gun owners to show “proper cause” in order to obtain their licenses. The law also requires that New Yorkers show that they are “of good moral character” in order to obtain one of these licenses.
Oral arguments for the case are currently scheduled for November the 3rd.
The ramifications for this case will be significant whether the Justices decide to uphold the law and side with Buren or rule the law unconstitutional and side with NYSRPA. If this law is upheld by the Supreme Court then we will likely see other states adopt similar rules regarding concealed carry licenses. If the Supreme Court rules this law to be unconstitutional not only will we see changes in New York law we will likely see changes across the country in states with similar carry restrictions.
It has been almost 10 years since the Supreme Court heard any case related to the 2nd Amendment, this is groundbreaking and should give hope to those looking for a better, more gun-friendly America.