Gun alert! SCOTUS to decide extent of the right to carry for self-defense


In New York State, people are banned from carrying guns for self-defense, but a new case could change that or at least decide it.

The Supreme Court will take up a major gun rights case out of New York.

“In NY State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. Corlett, the justices will consider the extent to which the 2nd Amendment protects the right to carry guns outside the home for self-defense.”

“The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: Whether the denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.”

In New York, an applicant for a license to carry outside the home must be required to show, in addition to the requirement for possession, that “proper cause” exists for the issuance of a carry license. An example of a proper cause would be someone whose life is in imminent danger — supported by a restraining order against another person — and needs self-protection.

Concealed carry permits are only allowed for the elect few whose lives are in danger, say from a stalker, or a merchant, or if one works security. Prominent personalities can get concealed carry.

In New York, we do not have the right to self-defense with a gun. Yet, the state is getting more and more dangerous thanks to bad leftist policies and an influx of criminal illegal aliens.

We no longer trust the Court. It might not go our way.

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2 years ago

God gives us an inalienable right to defense by any means necessary. The 2nd Amendment is absolutely clear on that point and the way any normal person would read the 2nd Amendment says that Government can not restrict access to or ownership of a gun. In can’t even regulate bringing a gun (bearing arms) into the Public Square or by extension a public building. The Court has already ruled that the Police are there to maintain Law & Order, not protect us. The Founding Fathers understood that the individual is the only one who can realistically protect themself and the their family and wisely the concept of self protection was taken away from Government and fully given to the individual without exception by the 2nd Amendment. Under the Constitution ALL present gun laws are illegal, but the Government is scared of the People. That was the intent of the 2nd Amendment.

The 2nd Amendment allows citizens to possess arms, any arms, and to band together in a citizens militia. A Citizens Militia is to protect the community (Local, County, or State) from oppression. Governments use Armies, and Police Departments, to oppress people. That is clearly observable throughout the world. The biggest problem in America in politicians making too many ridiculous laws and allowing police to enforce those laws without the application of common sense. Many Police Departments, almost exclusively in Democrat Cities are run like a Mafia. That is because the City Government is a Mafia. Thus the Defund Police Movement. It is not the Police that needs reform as much as the power of Government to oppress the People needing reform. Take the Covid shutdowns, no level of Government should have the power to basically jail the population because they might get sick. Not getting sick is a personal protection issue that the individual is responsible for just like personal protection from a criminal attack.

Criminals aren’t scared of police. Police have to play by rules. Armed citizens make their own rules which is why criminals hate armed citizens. If a Government is doing the bidding of the people, why would a Government need or even want to disarm their citizens? Any Government wanting to disarm its citizens is up to no good! I live in and open carry / concealed carry State. Basically we didn’t close at all for Covid. Our kids are in schools learning and people are at work making money. People living in disarmed Democrat States lost these rights and are paying a huge price because of it. New York is one of the most oppressed States and their death levels from Covid reflect their level of oppression. The fact that parts of NYC have a population density of over 60,000 per square mile isn’t very smart either! The fact tha some people are dirt stupid, shouldn’t mean that the rest of the country should have to suffer for the stupidity of the few. The Law should pick and chose winners and losers. The Law should do everything possible to make everyone a winner as long as they aren’t abusing others. EVERYONE is entitled by God with the inalienable right to personal security.

Les Branscum
Les Branscum
2 years ago
Reply to  GuvGeek

Excellent comment GuvGeek!