Jess Bravin reports at the WSJ that the Supreme Court will hear a major second amendment case concealed carry, writing:
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a New York law that limits carrying concealed firearms outside the home, potentially loosening gun laws nationwide in the first major Second Amendment case since 2010.
The SCOTUS will hear the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Robert Nash, and Brandon Koch vs. Keith M. Corlett (New York State Police Superintendent) and Richard J. McNally Jr. (Justice of the NY Supreme Court, 3rd District). In its explanation the court wrote:
New York prohibits its ordinary law-abiding citizens from carrying a handgun outside the home without a license, and it denies licenses to every citizen who fails to convince the state that he or she has “proper cause” to carry a firearm. In District of Columbia v. Heller, this Court held that the Second Amendment protects “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation,” 554 U.S. 570, 592 (2008), and in McDonald v. City of Chicago, the Court held that this right “is fully applicable to the States,” 561 U.S. 742, 750 (2010). For more than a decade since then, numerous courts of appeals have squarely divided on this critical question: whether the Second Amendment allows the government to deprive ordinary law-abiding citizens of the right to possess and carry a handgun outside the home. This circuit split is open and acknowledged, and it is squarely presented by this petition, in which the Second Circuit affirmed the constitutionality of a New York regime that prohibits law-abiding individuals from carrying a handgun unless they first demonstrate some form of “proper cause” that distinguishes them from the body of “the people” protected by the Second Amendment. The time has come for this Court to resolve this critical constitutional impasse and reaffirm the citizens’ fundamental right to carry a handgun for self-defense.
The question presented is:
Whether the Second Amendment allows the government to prohibit ordinary law-abiding citizens from carrying handguns outside the home for self–defense.
This could be the big Second Amendment case gun owners have been waiting for the court to take for years.
You can read the entire statement of the court on hearing the case here.
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