SCOTUS Hears Major New York Gun Rights Case


The Supreme Court is hearing a major gun rights case. Yesterday, the Court heard arguments in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association vs. Bruen [[bruin]]. It stems from an old New York law requiring some applicants to prove "proper cause" in order to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.

New York Attorney General Letitia James said local governments have long restricted public carrying. She argues the current law as it stands is consistent with the "historical scope of the Second Amendment and directly advances New York's compelling interests in public safety and crime prevention."

Chief Justice John Roberts as well as Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Samuel Alito appeared open to the argument that citizens should be allowed to defend themselves.


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