You no doubt have read reams of news and seen plenty of on-screen analysis of the pending Supreme Court ruling potentially overturning Roe v. Wade. But many Americans haven’t even heard of another case the court is working on that could be just as important.
The case is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, and its outcome could affect the ability of millions of Americans to carry a firearm. Of course, in New York City, where crime is already rampant despite some of America’s harshest gun controls, Mayor Eric Adams is arguing against the rights of law abiding Americans. The Blaze’s Phil Shiver reports:
Violent crime has skyrocketed in New York City in recent years making the city increasingly less safe, yet Democratic Mayor Eric Adams thinks allowing residents to carry concealed handguns to protect themselves would be a dangerous mistake.
What are the details?
The mayor fearmongered this week over an impending decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that may strike down a more than 100-year-old state law that routinely leads to the denial of applications for concealed carry licenses for self-defense.
The law, which took effect in 1911, empowers local officials to decide whether or not to grant permits and requires that concealed carry applicants show “proper cause” for keeping a hidden firearm on their person, a stipulation rarely met by gun owners.
The lawsuit was brought by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association last year. The group claims that New York’s law violates the Second Amendment rights of Americans who ought to be free to carry a firearm for self-defense.
Gun advocates argue that if more New Yorkers were able to defend themselves with concealed firearms, the state and city would be safer. But Adams lodged the exact opposite argument.
“We should be very afraid,” he warned in response to the possibility that the nation’s top court will rule against the law, according to WABC-TV.
“In a densely populated community like New York, this ruling could have a major impact on us,” he argued, later adding, “We are now looking with our legal experts to see what we can do.”
“But we should all be concerned,” the mayor reiterated, suggesting that allowing residents to carry handguns in public is the exact wrong way to combat rising crime.
However, it seems the mayor thinks that city residents should be more afraid of law-abiding gun owners than violent criminals.
Action Line: This year so far four new states have adopted permitless carry laws, protecting the rights of all law abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm. Now half of America’s states do so. But a win for Second Amendment advocates at the Supreme Court would give gun owners in blue states back some of the rights they’ve been denied. If you’re serious about protecting your Second Amendment rights like I am, click here to sign up for my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter. We’ll watch together as Americans take back their rights.
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