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Supreme Court to hear case on New York's gun permit law


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Gun rights advocates hope that the court with a 6-3 conservative majority is poised to side with them. They want the court to say the New York law is too restrictive, as are similar laws in other states. Gun control advocates acknowledge the court’s composition has them concerned about the outcome.

"The stakes really could not be higher," said Jonathan Lowy, chief counsel at the gun control group Brady.

The court last issued major gun-rights decisions in 2008 and 2010. Those decisions established a nationwide right to keep a gun at home for self-defense. The question for the court now is whether there’s a similar Second Amendment right to carry a firearm in public.

The question isn’t an issue in most of the country, where gun owners have little difficulty legally carrying their weapons when they go out. But about half a dozen states, including populous California and several Eastern states, restrict the carrying of guns to those who can demonstrate a particular need for doing so. The justices could decide whether those laws, "may issue" laws, can stand.

The fact that the high court is hearing a gun rights case at all is a change after years in which it routinely turned them away. One gun case the justices did agree to hear ended anticlimactically in 2020 when the justices threw out the case.:snip:

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National Concealed Carry Right Suddenly Looks Real After Court Debate


When he was running for president in 2016, Donald Trump said he would put justices on the Supreme Court who support the Second Amendment.

That promise was fulfilled Wednesday when all the justices he appointed -- Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett focused their questions on the requirement in New York’s law which requires proof of a “proper cause” to carry a gun outside the home for self defense, which is virtually impossible to do. 

It’s clear the Supreme Court conservative majority wants to make Second Amendment rights equal for all Americans. Six of the justices asked questions in oral arguments Wednesday that shot holes in the New York conceal carry permitting scheme that infringes on the right to bear arms.:snip:https---bucketeer-e05bbc84-baa3-437e-9518-adb32be77984_s3.amazonaws.com-public-images-2af2c65f-6e80-4462-b6db-b329d5bf16a7_1125x1232.thumb.jpeg.5ab66fcaf93eb384cdd646b7adbba653.jpeg

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