In-Depth: Supreme Court 2nd Amendment case could impact San Diego

In-Depth: Supreme Court 2nd Amendment case could impact San Diego

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week in a 2nd Amendment case that could have drastic impacts on gun laws in San Diego. The case, New York Rifle and Pistol Association vs. Bruen , is the high court’s first gun rights case in more than a decade. Experts think it could set the tone for gun control laws and court interpretations for decades to come. “It’s a perfect example of how we have this brief, in-general language in the Constitution that requires further interpretation,” says Professor Glenn Smith from the California Western School of Law . “That can be very controversial.” At its core, the Bruen case is about two people whose applications for concealed-weapons permits in New York were denied. But, according to filings in the Supreme Court, the plaintiffs want the court to address a bigger question: “Whether the Second Amendment allows the Government to prohibit ordinary law-abiding citizens from carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense.” Current laws in New York require people to show “proper cause” that they need protection when applying for a concealed-carry permit. In many cases, that means they work in a high-risk job or fear for their safety because they have a restraining order against a violent person. “They can’t just say I have a general concern about public safety or it’s my right to carry a […]

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