Supreme Court Will Hear Major Gun Rights Case, Concealed Carry Rights on the Line
This is the first gun rights case like this that the Supreme Court has heard in over a decade.
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that they will hear a case regarding whether or not citizens can be prohibited from carrying concealed handguns for self-defense reasons when outside their homes.
So basically, the whole reason why people conceal carry weapons is for self-defense purposes. There’s not really any other real good reason to carry a concealed firearm outside of the home, but for self-defense purposes.
This is an unusual thing becase SCOTUS very rarely takes on Second Amendment cases. Maybe they know that they’d better do it now before Joe Biden tries to pack the court.
New York is among eight states that limit who has the right to carry a weapon in public. The others are: California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
The case could be the biggest gun rights case the high court has heard in more than a decade, as the high court in recent years has rarely weighed in on Second Amendment issues.
Paul Clement, representing challengers to New York’s permit law, said the court should use the case to settle the issue once and for all. “Thus, the nation is split, with the Second Amendment alive and well in the vast middle of the nation, and those same rights disregarded near the coasts,” Clement wrote on behalf of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and two New York residents.
Calling on the court to reject the appeal, the state said its law promotes public safety and crime reduction and neither bans people from carrying guns nor allows everyone to do so.
I’m hoping that this is going to result in a big win for these Democrat-controlled states so that they can get some more of their freedoms back before they’re all stripped away.