Victory for gun rights: Supreme Court rejects New York law restricting concealed carry


The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a century-old law in New York that severely restricted obtaining a license to carry a concealed handgun.

The ruling marks the court’s first major Second Amendment ruling in more than a decade.

It also comes as a bipartisan group of senators (including 14 Republicans) worked this week to pass gun control legislation that includes ‘red flag’ incentives and other restrictions on the purchase of guns. ‘fire arms.

Existing New York law requires an applicant to demonstrate a “good cause” for applying for a license, leaving bureaucrats to decide whether or not the applicant is worthy of exercising their Second Amendment rights. It is not enough to simply express the desire to protect the individual or his property.

Justice Clarence Thomas, writing the majority opinion, states that “ordinary, law-abiding citizens have an equal right to carry handguns in public in self-defence.”

“Because New York State issues public transportation licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the state’s licensing regime violates the Constitution,” Thomas added.

The conservative justice also used the Fourteenth Amendment in its arguments.

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Liberals outraged by Supreme Court concealed carry ruling

As you can imagine, the liberal reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that New York’s concealed carry restrictions are unconstitutional ranged from farcical to “everyone’s going to die.”

On that note, here’s Marianne Williamson, author and former Democratic presidential candidate, who surmised, “People are going to die because of this.

Williamson also argues that it was less about the Second Amendment and more about property rights. Whatever that means.

Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, not exactly known in the media industry for his measured and thoughtful remarks, called for extreme measures.

Like “dissolving” the Supreme Court.

TSWT legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin of ToobinGate fame practically cried as he explained that the Supreme Court’s decision “definitely expands Second Amendment law.”

He claimed the Court wanted to make the Second Amendment “a first-class right like the First Amendment.”

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It’s unclear what he means by “first-class right,” as if the Second Amendment or the Fourteenth Amendment were of lesser importance. There are no first class or second class rights, only inalienable rights.

Toobin also feared that the Supreme Court’s decision on concealed carry in New York would mean that any attempt to regulate guns would be shattered.

“All sorts of regulations that tell people what kind of weapon you can carry and where you can carry it as long as you say you’re doing it for self-defense – it’s very hard for me to imagine how many of those could be sustained longer,” Toobin explained.

Then there was this impressive take from Supreme Court lawyer and law professor Neal Katyal suggesting that the only way for the court to stay consistent is to rule the same way on “constitutional right.” to get an abortion”, something that does not exist. everywhere.

Columnist Auron MacIntyre has compiled his own list of the worst left-wing collapses in power. Here is a brief overview of some unbalanced reactions:

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New York governor threatens to take state back to musket days

Perhaps the worst response to the Supreme Court’s decision on New York’s concealed carry law came from the Governor of the Empire State herself.

Kathy Hochul has threatened to strip New Yorkers of their Second Amendment rights and roll back guns by limiting everyone to muskets.

“I’m sorry this dark day has come,” said a saddened Hochul.

“That we are supposed to go back to what had been in place since 1788, when the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified. And I would like to point out to the justices of the Supreme Court that the only weapons at the time were muskets,” she added.

“I’m ready to go back to muskets.”

It’s the kind of comment that, in a sane world, would see Hochul immediately impeached or forced to resign. Threatening law-abiding New Yorkers to have their Second Amendment rights overridden should never be tolerated.

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