Supreme Court makes ‘momentous’ Second Amendment ruling

From Yahoo News:

The court’s six conservative justices sided against the New York law, which allowed local licensing officials to refuse applications for a carry permit if the applicant couldn’t show they had a special need for self-protection.

The court rejected this, and said New York’s licensing regime violates the Constitution.

“We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need,” wrote Justice Clarence Thomas, who authored the majority opinion. “That is not how the First Amendment works when it comes to unpopular speech or the free exercise of religion. It is not how the Sixth Amendment works when it comes to a defendant’s right to confront the witnesses against him. And it is not how the Second Amendment works when it comes to public carry for self defense.”

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5 Responses to Supreme Court makes ‘momentous’ Second Amendment ruling

  1. Stella says:

    Do you think this is a kind of “shot across the bow” to Congress, which is voting on gun control laws this week?

    PS: Happy birthday, Justice Thomas!

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Pa Hermit says:

    Roberts is no friend to Conservatives, but got this one correct. Not much we can do anyway as it’s a lifetime position. We need term limits very badly.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Lucille says:

    One bit of most welcome good news. Now we’ve got to pray fervently and work toward not allowing this new gun law the Senate/House members are trying to smuggle past the Constitution. See Rand Paul’s take on that forerunner to gun confiscation….

    Rand Paul vows to introduce amendments to gun bill, including ‘beyond a reasonable doubt,’ standard
    June 23, 2022 by Vivek Saxena

    “Now that the bipartisan gun bill has cleared its first major legislative hurdle in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Rand Paul, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, has vowed to introduce amendments to try to at least fix its ‘constitutional deficiencies’.”

    Liked by 1 person

  4. deaconmike51907 says:

    The hyperbolic reactions of blue state politicians is hysterical considering they are not enforcing any laws anyway.

    Liked by 1 person

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