NRA-ILA Files Opening Brief in 2A Case Before the Supreme Court

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NRA-ILA filed the opening brief in the Supreme Court case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NRA-ILA filed the opening brief in the Supreme Court case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. The case provides the Supreme Court with the opportunity to finally affirm what most states—and common sense—tell us: the Second Amendment protects a fundamental, individual right to bear arms for self-defense outside of the home.

For too long, New York has rationed the right to keep and bear arms to a select, chosen few within favored classes.  But the Second Amendment guarantees the “right of the people to keep and bear arms,” not the right of a privileged few.

Despite skyrocketing crime within the Empire State, New York shamefully presumes the people’s unworthiness to defend their own lives and liberty where danger most often exists: outside the home.  Those who dare to exercise their Second Amendment rights without first obtaining New York’s blessing are automatically deemed felons.  No other component of the Bill of Rights is treated this way…yet.  Thus, the importance of this case and NRA-ILA’s opening brief.

As indicated in the brief, NRA-ILA wholeheartedly agrees with the Justices who “find it extremely improbable that the Framers understood the Second Amendment to protect little more than carrying a gun from the bedroom to the kitchen.”  NRA-ILA extends its sincerest thanks to its counsel at Kirkland & Ellis and the Court for its decision to accept this important case.

The case is captioned New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for future updates on NRA-ILA’s ongoing efforts to defend your constitutional rights.


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: www.nra.org

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

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Aardvark
Aardvark
3 months ago

Unfortunately the best this case will do, should this case be decided against New York, is change New York from “May Issue” to “Shall Issue”. We will still have the burdensome Sullivan Law that still requires four in-county references, medical records and a six month plus wait. Plus, in my county, the privilege will still run $300 initially and $200 every five years. The difference being they will not be able to deny if you meet all the requirements (I expect many new requirements if they lose). More years of lawsuits will be needed to get any other changes.

vepr
vepr
3 months ago

Once again, the nra jumps in at the end of a case after it has been working its way thru the lower courts by someone else, in this case the NEW YORK STATE RIFLE AND PISTOL ASSOCIATION, and then promotes and fundraises off the case as if they brought it themselves.
The nra rarely initiates challenges to anti second amend infringes themselves.

They concentrate on their main mission of enriching that skunk, li’l wayne La P U , at the cost of the foolish members who send them money.

Go Jamse !!

Tank
Tank
3 months ago

South Africa’s current situation & UK & America’s history is all any rational thinking person needs to research & ratiocinate.

Lincoln’s Secretary of War, once stated:
“Wars are not fought to defeat a nation BUT TO CREATE A
CONDITION.”

Last edited 3 months ago by Tank
Orion
Orion
3 months ago

no fundamental right should end at the front door, that should only be the beginning.

TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable
3 months ago

It is a disgrace that I, as a retired cop from the West Coast, have a far greater right to carry concealed in public in New York City than do residents of New York City. Never once as a cop did I fear an armed populace. To the contrary, it broke my heart whenever I looked upon the brutalization of an unarmed victim after the fact.

Wass
Wass
3 months ago

Thanks, TS. One of the best comments I’ve seen in AMMOLAND.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago
Reply to  Wass

Yes, I agree.