Opinion: Potomac Watch

Opinion: Potomac Watch

New York restricts who can concealed carry for self-defense, but its laws are hard to square with the Second Amendment. Meanwhile, the Justices search for a way to block Texas’s new abortion law. This transcript was prepared by a transcription service. This version may not be in its final form and may be updated. Speaker 1: From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal, this is Potomac Watch. Kyle Peterson: The Supreme Court hears big cases on gun rights in New York and the Texas abortion law, but where do the justices seem to be heading? Welcome, I’m Kyle Peterson with the Wall Street Journal. We’re joined today by my colleagues, WSJ columnists, Bill McGurn and Kim Strassel. The Supreme Court heard both of these cases last week, and now with the congressional infrastructure bill out of the way, we can get a chance to talk about them. Let’s do the New York gun case first with some exceptions, Bill, New York law requires people able to have proper cause to get a license to carry a gun outside the home, and these plaintiffs, these appellants are pointing to the second amendment, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. So Bill, how do you read this case? It looks to my eye like a pretty strong one. Bill McGurn: I think it’s a very strong one. Then again, I’m a supporter of the second amendment. I mean, the interesting thing is […]

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