Democrats’ worst nightmare might soon become a reality.
Even though they hold the White House and Congress (thanks to a narrow majority), they are panicked Trump’s Supreme Court will spoil their agenda.
It’s no secret that this is the reason they want to pack the court with leftist judges.
Well, it looks like one of their holy grail issues just came to the court. And for the first time in a decade, SCOTUS is taking a crack at it.
From Daily Wire:
The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett, will force the Court to address whether or not Americans can be forced to prove the need to carry a firearm for self-defense…
Under New York law, a person must apply for a permit to carry but he or she must prove “proper cause” exists…
“Nash, for instance, requested to carry a handgun for self-defense after a string of robberies in his neighborhood. But he was denied because he did not demonstrate a special need for self-defense. Koch wanted a similar license, and he was able to cite his experience of participating in safety training courses,” CNN reported. “He too was denied.”
Nice! This is going to be a major case that could go badly for Democrats.
The Supreme Court will take up New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett, a case that could decide Americans’ ability to carry a firearm for self-defense.
Two petitioners have sued the state of New York over its permit laws. In New York, as in other states, a resident has to prove why they have a self-defense need.
In both cases, these men have what appears to be legitimate cause for carrying a firearm. But in both cases, the state denied them.
Robert Nash wanted to carry a handgun, because his neighborhood suffered a string of robberies. That seems like a no-brainer, right?
Not to the leftist bureaucrats that make these decisions in New York. It seems like this law is making it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
That is often the argument pro-2nd Amendment advocates use when defending gun rights.
Here we see two law-abiding Americans—one of whom trains people on how to safely use a gun—denied their fundamental rights.
It’s pretty significant that the Supreme Court has decided to take up this case. How it rules might not only affect New York gun control laws, but also set a precedent for the rest of the country.
If the court rules against these citizens, it could give gun control activists all over the country a reason to sue. States that protect Americans’ gun rights might quickly see their freedoms vanish as lower courts rule against them.
But if the SCOTUS rules that this New York state law is unconstitutional, it would open the doors for Second Amendment fighters to challenge similar laws in other states.
Do you want the Supreme Court to protect your 2nd Amendment rights?
- The Supreme Court decided to take its first Second Amendment case in over 10 years.
- The case will decide the fate of a New York law that makes it harder for residents to carry for self-defense.
- How the court rules on this case could impact self-defense laws across the country.
Source: Daily Wire