• Supreme Court rules in favor of firearms owners in major 2nd Amendment

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jun 23 10:48:40 2022
    By Ronn Blitzer
    Published June 23, 2022

    The Supreme Court Thursday ruled 6-3 that New York’s regulations that
    made it difficult to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun were unconstitutionally restrictive, and that it should be easier to obtain
    such a license.

    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 a firearm. Stating that one wished to
    protect themselves or their property was not enough.

    "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."


    We are very lucky there is a conservative majority on The Supreme
    Court. If the liberals were in the majority, firearms would outlawed completely.

    The vote should have been 9-0.

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