On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a milestone pro-gun ruling that struck down New York’s strict rules that prevents most citizens for being allowed to have concealed carry permits.
The court ruled 6-3 that New York officials could not force concealed carry permit applicants to prove to the state’s satisfaction that they have a “need” or “proper reason” to be afforded the right to carry a firearm.
The original New York law also essentially set it up so that New Yorkers had little legal right to carry their firearms outside their homes.
The SCOTUS, though, said that the New York law was far too restrictive and amounted to an unconstitutional restriction on the Second Amendment.
The decision could be far-reaching, though. The states of California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island have similar “may issue” permit laws that could be made invalid by this ruling.
The case is NYSRPA v. Bruen, No. 20-843, in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Naturally, leftist states are acting defiant in the face of the ruling. Several states have said they will continue to push the limits of gun bans and harsh restrictions against gun owners despite the SCOTUS or the Constitution.
Still, this is a victory for the Second Amendment because it takes away a restriction that prevents Americans from exercising their Second Amendment rights without being absolved by government.Commentary