Local View: Middle ground still possible before Minnesota gun law gets shot down

Local View: Middle ground still possible before Minnesota gun law gets shot down

Columns From the column: “The U.S. Supreme Court (last week) heard a case that could inflict a mortal wound — perhaps even a fatal one — to Minnesota’s conceal-carry law.” Second-Amendment advocates and gun-safety proponents here in the Northland and around the country were watching closely last week when the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case that could inflict a mortal wound — perhaps even a fatal one — to Minnesota’s conceal-carry law, a measure being used with increasing frequency throughout the state and here in St. Louis County. The case challenges a more restrictive New York statute requiring “proper cause” for the issuance of a permit to carry. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association is contesting it, claiming it violates the Second Amendment’s “right to bear arms.” Two years ago, the court fired a blank at a different New York City gun-control ordinance, bypassing a ruling because the law had been repealed by the time the matter reached the High Court. The case was deemed moot. But this one isn’t, and Second-Amendment supporters are locked and loaded for battle, hoping that the court’s six-member conservative majority will rule in their favor. Gun-safety advocates, on the other hand, fear the conservative-leaning tribunal will invalidate the New York law, creating an unregulated terrain for gun purchasers. More ominously for the gun-safety side, the court could use rhetoric that would provide ammunition for future challenges to other firearm regulatory measures. The current case — New York State Rifle & Pistol […]

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