SCOTUS Ready To Strike Down New York Gun Law

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The recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, have given the Democrats the perfect opportunity to blaze a ‘call to action’ out to their activism arm of the party and to Community Organizers to restart the process of whipping out the vote ahead of the 2022 mid-term elections.

What is expected is a massive Supreme Court announcement on the 2nd Amendment that is certain to enflame Democrats and please supporters of the US Constitution.

This happens just as desperate Democrats discover that they have few agenda items left which resonate with their own people after a disastrous Biden Presidency. So Democrats reach into their tool bag for the ‘tried and true’ fear of guns on which to build their political support.

As the country is seeing a mental health crisis behind the shootings, the Democrats are demanding a gun grab on law-abiding citizens as a consequence of the mass shootings- but things do not appear to be going in the Dems’ favor.

Court watchers see that Dems could be facing a major US Supreme Court decision about gun rights for Americans that could distract them from their gun-free utopia.

The news this week is that the U.S. The Supreme Court is set to release an opinion on a New York gun law case that could make it easier for people to carry concealed weapons, and according to experts could spill into tackling other gun restrictions.

Darrell Miller, the Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law at Duke Law School and co-faculty director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law, joined CBS News recently to discuss the impact of the highly anticipated decision and his findings of what could happen in the future.

According to Miller- the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to strike down a restrictive New York gun permitting law, which would be a major win for the Second Amendment and gun rights.

It appears that the conservative majority on the court will rule in favor of strengthening and expanding individual gun rights under the Second Amendment.

This comes as liberals are pushing for gun control measures following tragic shootings in New York and Texas.

“The conservative majority court is expected to rule in the coming days or weeks in a pending dispute over New York state’s tight limits on the concealed carry of handguns. Experts said that while it’s unclear just how broadly the Supreme Court would rule, the restrictive New York law is likely to be invalidated in a decision that could have ramifications for gun control efforts across the country,” The Hill reports.

“It does seem relatively clear that the court is going to strike down New York’s law and make it harder for cities and states to restrict concealed carry of firearms,” Adam Winkler, a professor at UCLA School of Law, told the media outlet.

Here is what is being discussed:

• Hochul proposes raising age limit on buying AR-15 semiautomatic weapons;
• State Police to visit schools for check-ins rest of term;
• Some local politicians call for vague ‘action’ while others do not after Texas school shooting;
• Schumer fails to get gun bill passed;
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• Supreme Court expected to overturn New York’s concealed gun law;
• California court recently struck down gun law Hochul wants for New York;
• Stefanik’s husband working for gun industry trade group;
• Comparing Ryan and Molinaro on gun issues;
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Martin Walsh for Conservative brief reported on the story:

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case over whether New York’s law violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

Justice Samuel Alito suggested New York City citizens should be allowed to carry firearms on the subway late at night, for instance, while Roberts asked New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood, “How many muggings take place in the forest?”

Roberts and other conservative justices suggested New York’s law goes too far.

In one instance, Roberts asked whether a person seeking a license to carry a gun in public for self-defense has to show a special need to do so, another question suggesting he supports the Second Amendment.

“The idea that you would need a license to exercise a right is unusual with regard to the Bill of Rights,” Roberts said.

“Could a football stadium or a college campus be off-limits? What sort of place do you think they could be excluded from? Any place where alcohol is served?” Roberts asked.

“The New York law the court is reviewing has been in place since 1913 and says that to carry a concealed handgun in public for self-defense, a person applying for a license has to demonstrate “proper cause,” an actual need to carry the weapon. Applicants who get a license are either issued an unrestricted license, which gives them broad ability to carry a weapon in public, or a restricted license allowing them to carry a gun in certain circumstances. Those circumstances include hunting or target shooting, when traveling for work, or when in backcountry areas,” KTLA reported.

New York argued before the Supreme Court that striking down the restrictive gun law would have “devastating consequences for public safety.”

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