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Supreme Court will review gun restrictions for first time in nearly a decade (New York)
WaPo ^ | 01-22-2019 | Robert Barnes

Posted on 01/22/2019 8:04:22 AM PST by NRx

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will examine New York City’s 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 York’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; 2ndcircuit; banglist; guns; newyork; newyorkcity; nra; scotus; scotusguns; secondamendment
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1 posted on 01/22/2019 8:04:22 AM PST by NRx
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To: NRx; PROCON

2 posted on 01/22/2019 8:08:53 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: NRx

Hopefully we will have another Trump pic on the bench before this is heard in Oct.


3 posted on 01/22/2019 8:11:02 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: NRx

They didn’t define “shall not be infringed” in the Constitution....../s


4 posted on 01/22/2019 8:17:05 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: NRx

What does NYC consider a loaded gun? No magazine? No round chambered?


5 posted on 01/22/2019 8:18:08 AM PST by bravo whiskey (Never bring a liberal gun law to a gun fight.)
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To: NRx; Diana in Wisconsin; mylife; Joe Brower; MaxMax; Randy Larsen; waterhill; Envisioning; ...

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6 posted on 01/22/2019 8:19:32 AM PST by PROCON ('Progressive' is a Euphemism for Totalitarian)
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To: NRx

NY is some kind of cray cray!


7 posted on 01/22/2019 8:19:52 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: NRx
...the upstate homeowner could not get a permit to keep a second handgun there.

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"?

8 posted on 01/22/2019 8:22:38 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: NRx

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.


9 posted on 01/22/2019 8:23:28 AM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat
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!

10 posted on 01/22/2019 8:25:38 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: NRx
"...poses any threat to public safety...">

Legally carried guns by law-abiding citizens are a protection of public safety.
11 posted on 01/22/2019 8:26:50 AM PST by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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To: NRx

They should also look at “licensed firearms!”


12 posted on 01/22/2019 8:27:16 AM PST by umgud
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To: NRx; marktwain

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.


13 posted on 01/22/2019 8:29:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (McCain's passing ended up being + 2 net Republican Senators. Him, and Lindsey Graham.)
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To: NRx

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.


14 posted on 01/22/2019 8:30:34 AM PST by FLT-bird
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To: antidemoncrat

Only leftists can find abortion rights in the 4th and 14th amendments but not gun rights in the 2nd.


15 posted on 01/22/2019 8:31:42 AM PST by NRx (A man of honor passes his father's civilization to his son without surrendering it to strangers.)
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To: Magnum44
It's as likely as not.

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.

16 posted on 01/22/2019 8:36:24 AM PST by knarf
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To: NRx
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..

I.e., petitioners failed to prove they were innocent.

17 posted on 01/22/2019 8:53:04 AM PST by frog in a pot (Result of many state bailouts? Taxpayers elsewhere in America get to finance the Left's growth.)
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To: NRx

Where is Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg??? She gonna phone it in?? Go to work, Ruth, or RESIGN.


18 posted on 01/22/2019 8:53:06 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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To: NRx

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


19 posted on 01/22/2019 9:09:37 AM PST by slumber1 (Islam delenda est)
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To: NRx

My Constitutional rights are from God, not men.


20 posted on 01/22/2019 9:11:30 AM PST by onedoug
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