WASHINGTON, D.C.- As lawmakers at the federal level are working on a bi-partisan legislative package aimed to crackdown against gun violence, the U.S. Supreme Court just ruled against a restrictive New York gun law.
According to the latest developments from the Associated Press, the justices’ 6-3 decision Thursday ruled in favor of the Second Amendment in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, a case challenging New York’s conceal carry restrictions.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholds the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and correctly declares New York’s shameful attempt to shred Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers unconstitutional,” said North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21).
“Now, law-abiding gun owners in New York State and across the nation can again exercise their Constitutional right to concealed carry to protect themselves and their families.”
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The case in question challenged New York’s denial of concealed carry licenses for self-defense and asked the Supreme Court to declare whether there is a Constitutional right to carry a weapon outside the home.
This ruling strikes down a New York law requiring people to showcase a specific need for carrying a gun in order to get a license to carry one in public.
While cheers are echoing mainly from the Republican isle, President Biden and his administration had – in the past – urged the court to favor New York’s law.