SCOTUS to NYC: Oh, We’re Going To Hear Your Ridiculous Gun Law Case

SCOTUS to NYC: Oh, We're Going To Hear Your Ridiculous Gun Law Case

Source: AP Photo/ Rick Bowmer We all know New York is an anti-gun bastion. The state, like most in the Northeast with the exception of Vermont, has some of the most stringent anti-Second Amendment laws on the books. The law that’s going to be argued before the Supreme Court is—well—what you’d expect from a state like this: In New York City, it’s illegal to transport a locked, licensed and unloaded firearm to a range or home outside of the city limits. When the lawsuit was filed, the city changed the law and urged the court to remove the case from the docket. The Supreme Court rejected that motion. And the Court also added that the city’s reasoning for changing the law would also be considered (via SCOTUSBlog ): One of the most closely watched orders today was the justices’ denial of New York City’s bid to dismiss the challenge to a now-repealed restriction on transporting guns outside city limits. The justices agreed to review the case in January, setting the stage for the Supreme Court’s first ruling on the scope of the Second Amendment in nearly a decade. But in July the city urged the justices to remove the case from their docket, arguing that changes to the city’s rule and to state law rendered the case moot – that is, no longer a live controversy. However, the court went ahead and scheduled the case for oral argument in December, deferring consideration of the city’s motion until last week. […]

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