- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a gun lobby-backed challenge to a New York law that restricts the transportation of firearms away from home.
- This is said to be the first major case in more than a decade related to the state occupier’s constitutional right to bear arms.
- The court had previously refused to address gun control amendments under the Donald Trump administration, but has made a complete change since then.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge backed by the gun lobby to a New York law restricting the transportation of firearms away from home.
It will be the first major case related to the constitutional right of the Second Amendment to bear arms heard by the country’s top court in more than a decade.
The case will be discussed in a Supreme Court with a conservative majority of 6 to 3 and will occur amid a gun control push by President Joe Biden following several mass shootings.
Currently, a law over a hundred years old in New York requires someone to apply for a permit to carry a gun away from home to establish the “proper cause.”
The lawsuit to be filed by the Supreme Court was filed by two men who were denied permits to carry handguns for self-defense.
His appeals were rejected by the lower courts and the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in his October term.
The court said it would limit the arguments to the question, “Whether the state’s denial of applications for hidden defense license petitioners for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.”
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The Second Amendment to the Constitution is subject to various interpretations.
It says, “It will not violate a well-regulated militia, necessary for the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms.”
For the National Rifle Association and for many gun owners, it guarantees the rights of citizens to bear arms.
In a landmark case in 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment guaranteed the right to have a weapon at home and left it to cities and states to establish their own rules on the transportation of firearms outside house.
The court had previously refused to take on several Second Amendment cases, but experienced a shift to the right under former President Donald Trump.
Trump appointed three judges who sympathize with gun owners’ arguments, raising fears among gun control advocates that local restrictions like New York law could be in jeopardy.
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The court’s decision gave new impetus to the ANR.
“We are confident that the Court will inform New York and other states that our right to defend ourselves from the Second Amendment is fundamental and does not fade when we leave home,” he said in a statement.
By contrast, arms control groups fear that any decision in favor of the challenge could erode states’ right to restrict the use of weapons.
“The Supreme Court’s willingness to take on this case is a reckless response to our nation’s grief and could lead us in a completely wrong direction by restricting the safety regulation of common sense weapons,” said Gifford’s Hannah Shearer Law Center, which puts pressure on tighter weapons. laws.
She described the announcement as a “warning sign that the highest court in our nation is willing to set aside the will of the people and instead side with gun pressure groups seeking to eliminate until and all the most modest firearms laws. “
Last year, more than 43,000 gun-related deaths occurred in the United States, including suicides, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
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