Supreme Court to Hear Gun Law Challenge

The case involves Second Amendment guarantees.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a major Second Amendment clause case on November 3rd that centers on whether the Constitution guarantees the right to carry guns outside the home. The justices announced in April they would consider the National Rifle Association-backed challenge to a century-old New York law, which requires some applicants to demonstrate “proper cause” to receive licenses to carry a concealed handgun in public.

The law has been upheld in the lower courts over the objections of the challengers who argue that those rules violate the Second Amendment. “Repetition of an error does not cure the error; it just heightens the need for this Court’s review,” the appeal documents said. The petition for the Supreme Court to review the case argues that the appellate ruling upholding the New York law was “untenable.”

The petition for review stated, “In this view, the Second Amendment may protect a fundamental individual right of the ‘people,’ but the state may fundamentally and individually dictate which people (if any) may exercise that right.”

The opposing brief maintains, “The law is consistent with the historical scope of the Second Amendment and directly advances New York’s compelling interests in public safety and crime prevention.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the Supreme Court justices who will decide whether or not the state law is in line with the Constitution.
  • For the attorneys on each side of the gun law cases they prepare to present oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

Sources: CNBC,


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