Supreme Court will review New York’s concealed carry gun law

Supreme Court will review New York's concealed carry gun law

For the first time in more than a decade, the United States Supreme Court will be reviewing a Second Amendment case that could change the landscape when it comes to gun right laws in this country. On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review a law in New York that sets extremely stringent limits on who can carry a gun outside of the home. Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, argues that New York’s gun laws have made it nearly impossible for anyone to carry a handgun in public. “We decided that we were going to try to change that and make sure that New York state residents who want a pistol permit or a concealed carry permit are given the same protections under the law that everybody else in the other 42 states are given,” King explained. New York imposes some of the strictest gun laws in the country. It requires New Yorkers applying for a license to carry a concealed handgun in public to show they have “proper cause,” or in other words, a special need for self-protection. At least seven other states, including New Jersey, California and Massachusetts have similar laws on their books. Two men from Rensselaer County who were denied permits, along with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, sued the state over this law in 2018. Lower courts upheld New York’s gun laws, but in a historic decision, the Supreme Court announced it has now […]

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