The NRA Takes New York Carry Case to SCOTUS

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NRA-ILA has partnered with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association to ask the Supreme Court to challenge NY’s draconian carry laws. IMG iStock-884181314

U.S.A. -( FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has partnered with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) today to ask the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to New York’s restrictive process for issuing concealed carry licenses.

“As long as New York continues denying law-abiding gun owners their Second Amendment rights, the NRA will continue fighting to protect and expand those rights,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director of NRA-ILA.

The case, NYSRPA v. Corlett, challenges New York’s requirement for applicants to demonstrate “proper cause” to carry a firearm. While New York routinely employs this arbitrary standard to deny carry permits, the NRA argues that this right should be available to “all ‘the people'” instead of a “subset of the people that can distinguish themselves from their fellow Americans” by showing proper cause.

The NRA is the leader in America’s right-to-carry movement having pioneered the effort on legislative and legal fronts since the 1980s. Today, due to its efforts, more than 40 states have what the NRA describes as “shall-issue” laws where states are required to give residents who apply and satisfy prerequisites their requested permits.  The NRA is also the national leader in the “constitutional carry” movement where law-abiding residents in 16 states do not require a permit to carry a firearm.  This is the second lawsuit the NRA and NYSRPA have brought to the High Court in as many years. The move is just the latest in NRA’s decades-long fight to protect and expand Americans’ right to carry.

“Eventually, these anti-freedom activists will understand that our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is fundamental, and it doesn’t vanish when we leave our homes. Until then, we will continue these battles wherever they arise,” concluded Ouimet.

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Recently donated twice: the first time was to support the GA elections, the second was to support / derail legislation here in FL.

StandWith Me

I wish the NRA all the luck in the world in its suit. It will probably be a hard toad to travel with a SCOTUS headed by a seemingly compromised Chief Justice and except for Alito and Thomas 6 others who are feckless deep state plants.


You are right, a real fat chance that they will even think of hearing it, they haven’t taken on anything connected with the 2nd Amendment in years!!!!!

American Patriot

It would surprise me that the NRA is doing anything these days!

Charles Nichols

The cert petition is dead on arrival. Justice Kavanaugh has already said that concealed carry is not a 2A right. Justice Alito said that the mere possession of a concealable firearm by a prohibited person is a violent felony.

It takes four justices to grant a cert petition and five justices to win.

Name those four and five justices.


What about Maryland???????? It is Nigh on to impossible for a Law Abiding American Citizen to obtain a carry “permit”, which is Anti-Second Amendment, —- without so many limitations that the “permit” is almost negated!!!


Thank you, NRA, for your recent actions to start challenging unconstitutional laws that so many states have been inflicting on their citizens for so MANY years!