Standing Guard | Thanks To NRA Members, The Second Amendment Gets A Big Day In Court

Standing Guard | Thanks To NRA Members, The Second Amendment Gets A Big Day In Court

Last month, you and I witnessed a historic day in our decades-long fight to stop rogue states and local governments from effectively denying law-abiding Americans their Second Amendment rights. On Nov. 3, 2021, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a landmark case brought by NRA’s affiliated association in New York, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. At issue in the case is whether the state of New York’s current policy of denying carry permits to law-abiding Americans unless they can prove some arbitrary special need for self-defense is constitutional. And, of course, you and I know it is not. So how did we get here? Recall that in its 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision, the Court ruled that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms. The anti-gun lobby claims that allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in public will turn the streets into some fantastical “wild west” scene. Two years later, in its McDonald v. Chicago decision, the Court ruled that states and localities are required to respect that individual right. However, in the years since McDonald , some state and local anti-gun politicians across the country have put into force myriad anti-carry restrictions that make it virtually impossible for their law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm for self-defense outside the home. And legal challenges to those restrictions have fallen on deaf ears in lower courts. But New York’s restrictions are particularly egregious. Regular, law-abiding citizens have almost […]

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