Supreme Court Accepts Second Amendment Case

It is the first major gun rights case to come before the Court in a decade.

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a New York guns rights case. It accepted the case in an unsigned order, noting that the justices will consider only “whether the state’s denial of petitioner’s applications for concealed carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.”

At issue is New York’s Licensing Act which requires applicants for a license to demonstrate “proper cause” and a “special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community of persons engaged in the same profession.” Several New York residents along with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association pushed back against the rules saying they are unconstitutional.

Lower courts ruled in favor of the New York law.

The Supreme Court has not delivered a significant ruling on the Second Amendment since 2010.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Supreme Court justices to have wisdom and discernment when they take up the Second Amendment case.
  • For U.S. officials considering gun control and gun law reforms.
  • For understanding for the president’s commission as they evaluate the Supreme Court.

Sources: Washington Examiner, SCOTUS blog


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