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Tue Apr 27 01:08:41 PDT 2021
Supreme Court To Consider Second Amendment Concealed Carry Case
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The US Supreme Court, which hasn't issued a major gun-rights decision
in over a decade, has agreed to review a New York case to decide
whether the government must allow most residents to carry a handgun in
The appeal is from a New York gun-rights group and two individuals who
say the state is violating their 2nd Amendment rights by only issuing
concealed-carry licenses to those who can show a special need for
protection, according to Bloomberg. The state has restricted carry
rights since the 19th century.
This case is likely to pave the way to the Supreme Court declaring
a constitutional right to concealed public carry, overriding many
state and local restrictions on the ability to bear concealed arms in
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) April 26, 2021
The case, which the court will consider during the nine-month term
beginning in October, will put the Justices in the middle of a heated
debate between gun control advocates and gun rights groups who are
hoping that the three justices appointed by former President Donald
Trump (who have consistently ruled against conservative interests)
will stand behind the Second Amendment.
Concealed carry advocates believe that public gun possession is an
issue of self-defense against criminals, as well as an issue of
individual freedom. Opponents say that more guns equal more crime.
New York is one of eight states -- along with California,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware and Hawaii
-- that the National Rifle Association says prevent most people from
getting a carry license. Illinois and the District of Columbia also
had sharp restrictions before their laws were invalidated in court.
The restrictions have created a split among federal appeals
courts, a dynamic that often prompts the Supreme Court to intervene.
The high court has never said whether the Second Amendment applies
outside the home. -Bloomberg
In its appeal, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association along
with residents Robert Nash and Brandon Koch, have asked the high court
to settle the matter.
"There is no Second Amendment issue more pressing than whether the
fundamental, individual right to self-defense is confined to the
home," the group argued in its filing. "A minority of jurisdictions
seem determined to control the very people and rights that the Second
Amendment promises ‘shall not be infringed."
The Supreme Court hasn't issued a gun-rights ruling since 2010, when
it ruled that the Second Amendment applies to states and cities, along
with the federal government and District of Columbia. In 2008, the
Court ruled that people have a constitutional right to keep a handgun
at home in order to defend themselves.
The state of New York urged the Supreme Court to reject the appeal,
arguing that the New York law "has existed in the same essential form
since 1913 and descends from a long Anglo-American tradition of
regulating the carrying of firearms in public," according to Attorney
General Letitia James.
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