Skip to comments.20 State Attys & Others File Briefs Supporting SAF Appeal of NY’s ‘Justifiable Need’ Rule
Posted on 02/14/2013 6:51:03 AM PST by EXCH54FE
BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- Twenty state attorneys general have filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Second Amendment Foundations petition for a Writ of Certiorari in a case challenging New Yorks gun permitting statute, along with several other interested parties that have filed their own briefs.
The case is known as Kachalsky v. Cacace and was argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. SAF is represented by attorney Alan Gura, who won both the Heller and McDonald Second Amendment cases before the Supreme Court.
We are delighted at the support being shown by attorneys general in Alaska, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico and 13 other states, and particularly for the leadership of Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli in bringing them all together, said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. This case is all about an individuals right to carry a firearm outside the home for personal protection, and it is gratifying to see so much support.
In addition to the brief filed by the attorneys general, supporting amicus briefs have also been filed by the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence represented by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, the National Rifle Association represented by former Solicitor General Paul D. Clement, plus the American Civil Rights Union, Academics for the Second Amendment, Cato Institute, the Second Amendment Preservation Association, New Jersey Second Amendment Society and Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc.
This is an important case, Gottlieb said, and thats why so many parties are interested and supportive of our issue.
SAF and the five individual plaintiffs are challenging whether the state can arbitrarily restrict the Second Amendment right to bear arms outside the home by requiring people to prove a special need to the satisfaction of a government official.
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i wonder if rosa parks ‘NEEDED’ to sit in the front of the bus...
I also wonder if Bill Maher *needs* to have a national TV program.And for that matter I wonder if the entire Osama Obama family....including the deadbeat mother-in-law...*needs* armed protection 24/7/366.
seems Escape from NY was a documentary.
ecconomically, does the free market NEED NYC?
Ok, I’ll bite: What did Bill Maher say this time? Yours is the third reference to him today. Thanks!