SCOTUS agrees to hear major case on Second Amendment, right to carry concealed

The Supreme Court has said “yes” to an important Second Amendment case that could have huge implications for Americans’ right to bear arms nationwide.

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the first case concerning the Second Amendment in over a decade, The Daily Wire reported. In the case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett, the Court will consider whether Americans must prove the “need” to carry a firearm for self-defense. 

In New York, citizens are required to show “proper cause” as to why they need to carry a firearm.

New York essentially requires its citizens to present their case for why they should be allowed to exercise their Second Amendment rights. This is blatantly unconstitutional, and it is a shame that such an outrageous requirement has been allowed to stand this long. It is not up to the government to decide when we can and cannot exercise our rights.

“Shall not be infringed”

The Supreme Court last tackled gun control in District of Columbia v. Heller, in which the Supreme Court buried the “well-regulated militia” argument that gun control advocates have a habit of spouting.

That case was decided in 2008 when the Supreme Court was far more split. Now, conservatives hold a 6-2 majority on the court, which is terrible news for gun grabbers hoping that the Supreme Court will side with their unconstitutional policies.

If the Supreme Court rules that putting qualifiers on concealed carry permits is unconstitutional, it will affect more than just New York. Other states that are notorious for their authoritarian gun laws, like California, could see major changes from this case.

“A law that flatly prohibits ordinary law-abiding citizens from carrying a handgun for self-defense outside the home cannot be reconciled with the Court’s affirmation of the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation,” the plaintiffs argued in a brief filed in December. “The Second Amendment does not exist to protect only the rights of the happy few who distinguish themselves from the body of ‘the people’ through some ‘proper cause.’ To the contrary, the Second Amendment exists to protect the rights of all the people.”

The New York state attorney general’s office argued that the law had been in place for the past century and that other New Yorkers had successfully navigated the law.

Perfect timing

The Supreme Court has chosen a perfect time to address this issue. In recent weeks the nation has been beset by a spree of mass shootings, and Democrats have used those tragedies to push their draconian gun laws.

The high court has a fantastic opportunity to blast the Democratic Party for their repeated attempts to subvert American’s constitutional rights.

A ruling that rolls back gun control will also send a message to Biden that he should not attempt to push more unconstitutional laws. This is the perfect time to remind the nation that the Supreme Court will uphold the Constitution.

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