The Supreme Court recently shut down a law in New York that put extra requirements on a person, if they wanted a license to conceal carry.
New York has scrambled to override this decision, but we predicted this ruling will impact other states as well. And, in a surprising turn of events, two far-left states’ AGs just knocked down their laws.
Say “Aloha” to a requirement in Hawaii that a concealed carry permit applicant “show…reason to fear injury to the applicant’s person or property” in order to obtain a concealed carry license, according to a detailed opinion from State Attorney General Holly T. Shikada to Gov. David Y. Ige following the June 23 Supreme Court ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.
Why It’s Important:
A detailed opinion from Hawaii’s attorney general has knocked down a law that required “good cause” for someone to conceal carry a firearm.
In California, Attorney General Rob Bonta made a similar move. He struck down a rule requiring “good cause.” The reason?
The Supreme Court’s decision made those kinds of restrictions “unconstitutional.”
Blue states are largely run by anti-Second Amendment Democrats. They can’t completely invalidate Americans’ gun rights.
But they do as much as they can to limit what a law-abiding citizen can do.
Many of these states have laws denying a person the right to carry a firearm for self-defense. They first require a license to conceal carry.
But to get this license, a person has to prove they are in danger and in need of a gun.
Really? A law-abiding American has to predict if they will or will not be in danger?
How can someone do that? But that’s the point. Very few Americans in Hawaii or California (and previously New York) were able to get a license, because you can’t really prove you have a “good cause.”
But in these blue states, the AGs have removed those rules, citing the Supreme Court’s decision.
This is a major win for Americans in these states, but the battle is far from over. Hawaii and California’s lawmakers might try to push other kinds of laws to limit constitutional carry.
- Hawaii and California’s attorneys general lifted “good cause” restrictions to conceal carry.
- The AGs cited a recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned a similar law in NY.
- Democrat-run states have passed heavy restrictions on the ownership of firearms.