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The Reload Staff Breaking: Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Gun-Carry Law

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The Supreme Court has issued its first major Second Amendment opinion in over a decade. The ruling is the first to deal directly with gun rights that extend beyond the home.


Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Gun-Carry Law
By Stephen Gutowski

New York’s restrictive gun-carry licensing scheme violates the Second Amendment.

That’s the ruling of the Supreme Court in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Bruen. The 6-3 decision, handed down on Thursday, invalidates the state’s process for issuing concealed carry permits. The Court found that allowing government officials to use subjective discretion when determining which applicants had a “good reason” to need a permit violated the Constitution, a decision which will impact at least seven other states.

The constitutional right to bear arms in public for selfdefense is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees,'” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the Court. “We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need.”

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We'll continue following this story as it develops. And we'll surely have a lot of analysis of what exactly it all means for Reload Members. So, make sure you join today!

Thank you,
Stephen Gutowski
The Reload

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