Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a welcome breath of fresh air after yesterday’s Gang-Rape Safer Communities Act advance in the Senate. I think this is a bigger win than HELLER, for the sheer scope.
NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION V. BRUEN
The long anticipated Supreme Court decision on New York’s insanely restrictive “good cause” requirements for a concealed carry license has tossed the state requirements, in favor of NYSRP. For those interested only in this single case, here is the meat of the decision:
New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment in that it prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. We therefore reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeals and remand the case for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Thomas also hammered home that all enumerated individual rights are individual, are fundamental constitutional rights not subject to scrutiny, and that yes states have to abide by this, too. The implications go far beyond just the Second Amendment, and must be giving Lefties heartburn.
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