So many anti-gun politicians seem to have stepped up their efforts recently to take away our right to bear arms and to defend ourselves that you could be forgiven for wondering when our gun rights would completely disappear. It’s an incredibly frustrating thing to see happen in our country.
And that is exactly what our court system is for: to prevent bad laws from being enforced and to prevent people from being abused by people who make unconstitutional laws. Fortunately, though, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case which could begin to turn the anti-gun tide in a gun control advocate’s dream: New York State. Frank Miniter gives us the details:
At the SHOT Show in Las Vegas this past week – an annual trade show put on by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to finally hear another Second Amendment case is the second thing everyone is talking about – the first being the coolest and smartest new gun designs being unveiled.
Everyone except Larry Keane that is. He’s the senior vice president and general counsel for the NSSF, and for him, the court’s decision is first and foremost on his mind. “With the addition of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, this case could be decisive,” says Keane.
The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. New York City, at a minimum will decide whether or not a New York City law that limits residents’ ability to transport their guns outside of their homes is constitutional. Currently, residents in that city can carry a licensed (if they can get one), locked and unloaded handgun to one of seven shooting ranges within city limits, but nowhere else, including homes or shooting ranges outside of the city.
Keane is worked up because lower courts have been disagreeing with each other over basic gun rights questions for years. Some courts have even ruled that a local government can ban the most popular firearm design sold today – semiautomatic firearms – just because some are cosmetically different than others.
“It is long past time for the Supreme Court to give some guidance,” says Keane as we stand on the trade show floor amidst miles of aisles of guns and related products. “The Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights shouldn’t be treated as if it is irrelevant, as New York City has done. Too many lower courts have simply disregarded Heller.”
So, with this court case, it looks like the Supreme Court has an opportunity to reign in anti-gunner politicians from their unconstitutional gun grabber ways. And, with Brett Kavanaugh on the bench in the Supreme Court now, we finally have a chance to have a Constitutional court ruling on this right-to-carry case.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.
No, it is NOT UP TO ANY COURT. The CONSTITUTION is the supreme LAW of the LAND. The @ second amendment gives us the right to bear arms. It did not delineate any type. Including full automatic if you want one. I have shot full auto. I do not necessarily want one , as I could not carry enough ammunition to feed it.
It is up us, the Citizens of our Country, and particular State, to tell the lawmakers that they can not tells what we can own in way of firearms. Our forefathers knew that it would come thi,s as man always wants to control every one. Through the guise of government they do this.
We must ” Bind them with the chains of the Constitution.
Thank you sir. FINALLY. Someone gets it. I love how everyone runs after that beloved LICENSE and then tells everyone they are free. AND exercising their rights. RIGHT.
It is time that liberals face the fact that the Second Amendment says what it says. No infringement, period.
I totally agree with that The Second Amendment states.
Here is what the Second Amendment states:
The amendment reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Time for liberals to understand that the Second Amendment says what it says – NO infringement.
That’s hilarious ! !
Like the City Hillbillies from New D0RK City are gonna know what it’s like to be FREE….
Liberal Judges I know you did not read the Constitution or the 2nd Amend. Even though you LIED when you were sworn in that you would PROTECT it. So take some time and actually read it. It was wrote for especially YOU. Stop the POLITICAL BS and SERVE the PEOPLES RIGHTS!!!
diblasio knows this one is a looser.Now go for the throat???Bring the( reason to carry and possess) in NYC to the Supreme Court???I would love to see the Liars from NYC try to justify this one??Again all in good time..Can citizens sue the City of New York for violating there second amendment rights>>>
Yes, they can if they find the right lawyer(s) to push the case! However, since lawyers in NYC must be licensed by the city to practice in the city, they would be risking their licenses to initiate a lawsuit against their licensors, and would probably be reluctant to take that risk!
All points considered, are we talking to the choir? The correct information needs to get out to the public about the anti-gun movement being a move to control the populace, to eliminate the very protections written into the constitution and bill of Rights (for the individual). We can re-affirm it to ourselves til the cows come home, but the message of the haters of America needs to be in the public airwaves every day. The media is as leftists as the haters so there must be another way. Where are the American billionaires to counter the Bloomberg and Soros message of confiscation. One the guns are gone, and the criminals and police thugs are the only ones with them, we will be at the mercy of those who make the wheels turn. Where is the backbone of the so-called opposition to the confiscators.
Now is the time for gun owners to unite. In the city where I live we have an active pro-gun group that meets every month. If some anti-gun city council member brings up gun control, we show up at the City Council meetings. Body count is important. If your not good at public speaking, write it down and read it during Public Comments. We do have a shoot once a month. We recruit new members at the range. Don’t let anti-gun politicians take over your city. We are right and they are wrong!
I sincerely hope Mr. Keane is right and Justice Kavanaugh and the other Justices will side with the Constitution, declare ALL gun restrictions unconstitutional, inform the individual States they cannot enact laws to restrict citizens rights under the Constitution, instruct all courts to repeal any restrictions to Constitutional liberties (specifically the First, Second, and Fifth Amendments), and return the Founding Fathers’ vision of an anti-tyranny armed citizenry
The anti -gun crowd always says that the second amendment only covers militia and not private citizens . That has got to be the biggest bunch of horse shit I have heard . Because they way it is written ; the use of a comma denotes a list or a continuation of thought . ANYONE who has studied English in th 8th grade should know this .Makes one wonder
Gun grabbers and Dumbocrats must realize the basic fact that an unconstitutional law is not a law.
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