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The Supreme Court released its ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen, the Court’s first major gun rights decision in more than a decade.

Context: The existing standard required an applicant to show “proper cause” for seeking a license and allowed New York officials to exercise discretion in determining whether a person has shown a good enough reason for needing to carry the firearm.

What Happened: The Supreme Court rules 6-3 that New York’s regulations that made it difficult to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun were unconstitutionally restrictive.

What the Supreme Court Says: “In this case, petitioners and respondents agree that ordinary, law-abiding citizens have a similar right to carry handguns publicly for their self-defense. We too agree, and now hold, consistent with Heller and McDonald, that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the Court’s opinion. “Because the State of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State’s licensing regime violates the Constitution.”

Conservatives did indicate that it would be reasonable to have limits on where one could bring a concealed firearm.

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Kevin
Kevin
12 days ago

Even though this is good news, it won’t solve the problem. The Bolsheviks in New York will immediately jump up and ban possession of firearms in practically every building accessible to the public. Mark my words. They WILL do that.

Angelica Peters
Angelica Peters
11 days ago
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California has been doing the same thing for decades. Justifying your “Need” being mandatory, takes away your Constitutional

Last edited 11 days ago by Angelica Peters
Ecks Mann
Ecks Mann
12 days ago

California has been doing the same thing for decades. Justifying your “Need” being mandatory, takes away your Constitutional Right and makes it the subjective decision of the state. You don’t have to be a Constitutional Scholar to see that is WRONG.

Maddy
Maddy
11 days ago

It seems any State run by liberals is a mess and unsafe Crime should never pay and Law and Order allows all to enjoy their freedoms In God we trust, not Communism

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