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Jun 23, 2022

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court reversed and remanded New York’s “may issue” law – affirming the individual right to carry a firearm in public

Washington, D.C. – This morning, the Supreme Court struck down New York State’s “may-issue” carry restriction ruling in favor of the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. New York had previously required concealed carry applicants to prove a “special need” beyond basic self-defense in order to obtain a concealed carry license.

The Supreme Court overturned this requirement, reinforcing the Constitutional right to carry in public. The Court also rejected “intermediate scrutiny” approach favored by the appellate courts and established that the standard for applying the Second Amendment is the text, history, and tradition of the right to keep and bear arms.

“This a massive victory for the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding gun owners everywhere,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “The Second Amendment is an individual right, and no law-abiding gun owner should be denied the right to carry a firearm for personal protection while in public – and thankfully the Court has now affirmed it.”

Speaking on behalf of the majority in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen – the first major gun case the Supreme Court has taken in over a decade – Justice Thomas said:

“The Court has little difficulty concluding also that the plain text of the Second Amendment protects Koch’s and Nash’s proposed course of conduct—carrying

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