NRA-Backed Case Brings The Second Amendment Back To SCOTUS

NRA-Backed Case Brings The Second Amendment Back To SCOTUS

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the NRA-backed case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett . This case presents the court with a historic opportunity to affirm the right to bear arms in public for self-defense. There’s a saying in sports that game day is merely when you show up to execute and collect the trophy. The real work that went into winning occurred unseen in the countless hours of practice, conditioning, coaching and preparation that preceded the event. The same applies to headline-grabbing victories that occur in Second Amendment advocacy, such as getting the chance at a favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling. It took vision, dedication, sophistication, expertise and countless hours of work by NRA members and staff to make it happen. That effort goes on day in and day out, even when it’s not in the news. We are at work in the legislatures, the courts, the academy, the media and wherever law-abiding Americans go to educate themselves about firearms and to exercise their Second Amendment rights. That’s the value the NRA brings to those who cherish the Second Amendment—everyone who supports the NRA with their memberships, their contributions, their volunteerism and their participation in its programs owns a piece of these victories. We function as a team, and we win as a team. As a native New Yorker, I’m especially pleased that this case arose in the Empire State. New York has some of the country’s most-oppressive firearms laws, […]

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