If you live in a blue state and want to carry a concealed firearm, you’ve probably been met with a request for a “proper cause.” In other words, the state will only allow you to legally carry a firearm if it believes you have a valid reason for doing so. Demand “proper cause” is Democrats’ favorite tool for denying anyone attempting to exercise their rights the ability to carry a firearm.
New York’s “proper cause” licensing is at the heart of a pending Supreme Court case. If the court rules against New York, it will upend the laws in a slew of blue states, where firearm owners have had their rights unconstitutionally infringed upon for decades. The Washington Post reports:
New York’s law requires a gun owner to obtain a license to carry a handgun. To get the license, they must demonstrate to local authorities a specific need for carrying the gun. Gun rights advocates say citizens should not have to justify the need to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms. If New York’s “proper cause” requirement is invalidated, the Second Amendment groups will be closely monitoring states with similar laws to ensure that officials take steps to loosen permit rules.
“If they don’t do that,” said Matthew Larosiere, policy director for the Firearms Policy Coalition, “we’ll certainly be suing them.”
Larosiere said he expects most jurisdictions will “see the writing on the wall and attempt to rewrite” policies to align with the ruling. “Perhaps there will be a state or two on the West Coast that doesn’t want to do this and we will insist that they be dragged to court,” he said. “That’s something we’d rather avoid as it’s better to have people’s rights respected.”
Action Line: Learn about the rules for carrying concealed in your state, and get your gun and your training now. Wherever you live, and whatever the laws are, it’s worth your time to get trained and prepared. When things go wrong, you won’t rise to the occasion, you’ll fall to the level of your training. If you need motivation, click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter and I’ll push you to make the right decisions for your family.
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