The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will involve the Second Amendment that will have new restrictions and ramifications on our Country’s gun laws. Most are fearful that this case could strip away many state laws. It could also place limitations on legislators dealing with gun violence.
The case The Supreme Court will hear is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. Vs. Corlett. This case deals with the state’s guidelines for approval of concealed carry weapons permits.
New York State law currently requires a resident to “show” he/she has what the state calls “actual and articulable” need in order to obtain the license.
A ruling on a case of this magnitude could impact concealed carry permits in more than just New York, Jacob D. Charles, Executive Director of the Center for Firearms Law at the Duke University of Law. He also mentions that the decision made in this particular case will prove how the current Supreme Court views Second Amendment rights.
The last major case dealing with 2A was more than a decade ago which makes this a high-profile case. With the current state of events, the left has pushed this anti-gun agenda throughout America. This makes the case even more important.
This is the first case directly involving the right to bear arms since the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. In the wake of mass shootings throughout the nation, all of America will pay attention to what happens.
Paul Clement, the lawyer representing the NYS Rifle & Pistol Association, wrote that the current laws make it impossible for law-abiding citizens in New York to obtain a concealed permit. A client stated he was refused his permit with a clean record while living in an area with a rise in robberies.
The Supreme Court tends to stay away from Second Amendment cases. The last case was in 2008, District of Columbia vs. Heller. Justice Scalia wrote a decision that put limits on gun ownership that gun advocates did not like. We now have a right majority on the bench dealing with a case that could change gun owners’ lives.