Supreme Court Will Hear Gun Rights Case

The challenge is state restrictions for concealed carry. 

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a high-stakes challenge over concealed carry permits. At issue is a challenge to a restrictive New York state permit law requiring most applicants to demonstrate “proper cause” to receive licenses for a concealed handgun in public. Seven other states have similar laws. 

In 2008, the high court said Americans have a Second Amendment right to keep a  handgun in the home for self-defense. Now the court may be poised to extend those rights. 

Lower courts have upheld the 108-year-old state regulation for residents to show an “actual and articulable” need to have a concealed weapon in public. New York’s law creates a kind of discretionary system where permit seekers have to prove to the government why they should be one of the few who gets a special concealed carry license.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Supreme Court justices as they hear the oral arguments on the extent of Second Amendment rights. 
  • For governing officials as they face balancing public safety and firearm regulations. 

Sources: Fox News, SCOTUS Blog 


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