Supreme Court barrier to Joe Biden’s gun grab

Supreme Court barrier to Joe Biden’s gun grab

While President Joe Biden pushes for stricter gun control regulations, the Supreme Court is considering several Second Amendment cases with potentially major implications for gun ownership. The case comes before the court as Biden ramps up the pressure for legislative action on gun rights. On Thursday, Biden signed a series of executive orders regulating firearms, and the White House signaled that his actions were “just the beginning” of a crusade against gun violence. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer applauded Biden’s move and joined him in calling for “meaningful legislation” to cut down on mass violence. At the same time, the Supreme Court is weighing whether it will take up two cases that could clarify the limits of the Second Amendment. The first looks at the constitutionality of licenses to carry concealed handguns. The second examines the rights of convicted felons to own firearms. The court has both cases scheduled for its next Friday conference and could decide whether to hear them this month. The first case arose out of a dispute over New York licensing. Petitioners seek to resolve an issue the court left unanswered more than a decade ago when it ruled that the Second Amendment protects the right to keep guns in the home for self-defense. This new case seeks to confirm that same protection for gun owners seeking to carry their weapons concealed in public. As it stands, New York law requires applicants for a license to demonstrate “proper cause” and “special need for self-protection distinguishable […]

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