Skip to comments.Supreme Court will review gun restrictions for first time in nearly a decade (New York)
Posted on 01/22/2019 8:04:22 AM PST by NRx
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will examine New York Citys ban on carrying a licensed and unloaded handgun outside the city limits, the first Second Amendment challenge it has accepted in nearly a decade.
The decision to hear the case in the term that begins in October may signal that the reinforced conservative majority on the court is ready to consider more laws that restrict gun rights.
New Yorks law is not replicated elsewhere: It permits transporting handguns only to firing ranges within the city. Those who challenged the law have a licenses to keep a handgun at their homes. Petitioners included those who want to take their guns to firing ranges or competitions outside the city, and one who wanted to take the gun to his second home upstate.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled for the city. It said petitioners had not shown there was inadequate access to one of the seven firing ranges in the city, that petitioners could not rent a firearm if they wanted to go to a range elsewhere, or that the upstate homeowner could not get a permit to keep a second handgun there.
The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups supported the lawsuit, and said it was time for the court to clarify what the right to keep a firearm for personal protection means.
The City does not even attempt to argue that what petitioners seek the modest ability to transport their licensed firearms, unloaded and locked away separate from ammunition, to a shooting range or second home outside city limits poses any threat to public safety, the challengers brief said.
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Hopefully we will have another Trump pic on the bench before this is heard in Oct.
They didn’t define “shall not be infringed” in the Constitution....../s
What does NYC consider a loaded gun? No magazine? No round chambered?
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NY is some kind of cray cray!
Any permit or licensing requirement is a clear violation of the second amendment. That needs to be clarified once and for all. What do they fail to understand about "shall not be infringed"?
SCOTUS can review the 2nd amendment over and over and it’s ok with Democrats but don’t you ever think about re-considering ROE vs Wade.
That's because it could interfere with the Democrat Prime Directive: KILL THE BABY!
They should also look at “licensed firearms!”
I have a good feeling about this. SCOTUS seldom takes a case without a good possibility of an overturn, and the lower court sided anti-gun.
I think we all see now who was holding up 2nd Amendment cases from being heard by the SCOTUS so that Leftist dominated Circuit Courts could get away with issuing rulings that are clear infringements of the 2nd Amendment and which are contrary to Heller 1 and Heller 2.
Only leftists can find abortion rights in the 4th and 14th amendments but not gun rights in the 2nd.
RBG ain't superwoman no matter HOW they try to spin it.
The human body is as mathematical as it is physical and spiritual.
There are lines you cannot cross and laws you cannot change.
cells that break down and die .... are dead.
I.e., petitioners failed to prove they were innocent.
Where is Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg??? She gonna phone it in?? Go to work, Ruth, or RESIGN.
Someone explain to me how the city of New York has any jurisdiction over what a citizen does outside the city limits. If the city’s authority doesn’t stop at the city limits how far into the state or country are they allowed to legislate
My Constitutional rights are from God, not men.
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