Biden joins NY suit to nullify the 2nd Amendment


On September 21, the Biden Administration filed an amicus brief in the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, supporting New York’s draconian and unconstitutional restrictions on the right to bear firearms in public for self-defense.

“New York’s law presumptively denies the right to bear arms for self-defense unless a license applicant can demonstrate a special need for self-protection that distinguishes the person from the general population,” the NRA reports.

In practice, this means the rich and well-connected can get unrestricted carry licenses but the peasants can’t, even if they are at greater risk.

For most New Yorkers it nullifies what the Supreme Court has already characterized as “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.”

New York’s “may-issue” scheme in fact gives authorities so much discretion that it has fostered a culture of corruption, particularly within the Licensing Division of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). There have been repeated scandals involving the NYPD Licensing Division’s application process, with “facilitators” offering gifts and bribes to licensing personnel to approve or expedite their clients’ applications.

The entire point of the New York scheme is to give authorities complete control over who gets to exercise the right and who does not.

New Yorkers have lost their fundamental right in the eyes of the state government.

According to the NRA, if the starting point for a carry licensing scheme is presumptive denial, then there is no right at all, only a privilege administered to the favored few.

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This Ain't No Picnic
This Ain't No Picnic
1 year ago

Why do you think the Founder Fathers came up with the 2A?
It was for times like this.
Rights come from God and not some apparatchik nomenklatura or media hyped bought and paid for traitor RAT politician that works for a foreign entity who wants to conquer the former USA without any loss of blood and treasure thanks to the Long Marching CPUSA.

1 year ago

The solution is simple, get rid of the people who try to get rid of your rights.

1 year ago
Reply to  GuvGeek

And we may have to use our guns to do this.

1 year ago

Two problems I see with our government : 1) The Supreme Court has no way to enforce their rulings if the DOJ refuses to do so. Currently and under Obama the DOJ thumbed its nose at the Supreme Court’s rulings if Obama, Biden and even Democrat governors want to circumvent the Court. 2) We must rely on the very government our God given rights listed in the Bill of Rights protects us from to enforce our rights. Under Obama and especially Biden we have a lawless government.