Supreme Court Strikes Down New York State Law Regulating Carrying Concealed Guns In Public
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In an opinion for the conservative majority authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the court ruled 6-3 to strike down the New York law, in the video published on June 23, 2022, “Special Report: Supreme Court strikes down New York law regulating concealed guns in public“, below:
The Supreme Court ruled on landmark gun rights case, striking down New York licensing law regulating concealed handguns in public, with potential sweeping impact nationwide. Seven other states (New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Illinois used to have such a law) have similar laws as that of New York state. Some of these states require background checks and a waiting period before someone is allowed to purchase a gun; some require that they undergo training first. This Supreme Court decision is reached in midst of much renewed debates over gun safety and mass shootings across the country. In New York state historically (over 100 hundreds years, since 1911), in order to carry concealed gun in public, one has to demonstrate proper cause defined as “special need” by the New York state. But the Supreme Court rules that the Second Amendment presumes the right to carry, keep and bear arms (as stated in the U.S. Constitution). Only two Supreme Court justices (Justices Cavanaugh and Roberts) signed on in limiting the opinion, saying the Second Amendment is not a blank check. They want more cases in the future that would define where people can carry firearms in public. But the sweeping ruling written by Justice Clarence Thomas indicates that the history of the Second Amendment is crucial and that the states must presume that there is constitutional right to carry firearm outside of the home. This Supreme Court decision is going to make it much easier for law abiding people to get permits and carry handguns for self-defense.
One might be interested in summary presented in WorldPopulationReview.com of 2022, excerpt in italics, below:
For example, in Massachusetts, those who wish to purchase a firearm must obtain a permit to purchase from their local police department. This process alone can take weeks and requires paperwork, an interview, and a background check. After all of that, the police chief still has the discretion to deny the license. After obtaining a license, the purchaser must present the license at the gun store and pass additional background checks.
Unsurprisingly, the states with the strictest gun laws generally have the lowest gun ownership rates. Massachusetts and New Jersey have the lowest gun ownership in the U.S. at 14.7%, Hawaii’s is 14.9%, and New York‘s is 19.9%. Of the eight states with at least an A-, the highest gun ownership rate is 30.2% in Maryland.
Additionally, gun deaths are significantly lower in states with strict gun laws and low gun ownership. Rhode Island‘s gun ownership is the second-lowest in the country at 14.8% and has the lowest gun death rate at 3.28 per 100,000 people. Massachusetts has the second-lowest gun death rate at 3.46 per 100,000 people, followed by New York and Hawaii with 4.03 each and New Jersey with 4.75.
Many states that have tight gun laws are surrounded by states that do not have strict gun laws. As a result, guns are often brought in from neighboring states, usually illegally. If you want to obtain a weapon, check with your state’s laws and make sure that you comply with them. Bringing in a firearm from another state that has looser rules can land you into much trouble.
CBS News’ National and Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford joins with analysis from Washington, D.C., in the video published on June 23, 2022, “Significance of Supreme Court ruling on New York gun law“, below:
The Supreme Court issues its first major Second Amendment decision in decades. The ruling strikes down a New York law that puts restrictions on who could get a license to carry a gun outside of the home. CBS News Legal Contributor Jessica Levinson and Law Professor at Duke University Joseph Blocher joins CBS News to break down the ruling and its implications, in the video published on June 23, 2022, “How the Supreme Court’s ruling on New York gun law will affect other states“, below:
The century-old gun law that the high court struck down required people to show “proper cause” to get a license to carry a concealed gun outside the home, in the video published on June 23, 2022, “ABC News Live: Supreme Court strikes down New York concealed carry gun law“, below:
McGeorge law professor explains Supreme Court’s decision striking down NY gun law, in the video published on June 23, 2022, “McGeorge law professor explains Supreme Court’s decision striking down NY gun law“, below:
A divided US Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to show a special need to carry a handgun in public, ruling for the first time that the Second Amendment protects gun rights outside the home. President Joe Biden called on states to keep passing “commonsense” gun laws. It’s the court’s biggest gun-rights decision in more than a decade. Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr is on “Balance of Power.” in the video published on June 23, 2022, “Supreme Court Strikes Down N.Y. Gun Limit Law“, below:
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