Final Brief Filed in Key Supreme Court Gun Rights Case

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The final reply brief has been filed in the NRA-ILA-supported case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The final reply brief has been filed in the NRA-ILA-supported case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. This was the final filing before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on November 3rd.

As NRA-ILA argues, New York law infringes on the Second Amendment by prohibiting the average law-abiding citizen from exercising their constitutional right of self-defense.  By requiring law-abiding citizens to first convince government officials that they have a “good cause” to carry a firearm that distinguishes them “from the general community,” New York’s licensing scheme treats lawful Americans like felons and grants government officials “virtually unbridled discretion to grant or withhold what the Constitution presumptively guarantees to all.” The brief, which can be read in its entirety here, declares that “The Second Amendment protects ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms.’ … [T]he Constitution enshrines not just a homebound right to keep arms but a right to bear them outside the home, where the need for self-defense is acute.”

Under New York’s current law, “the time when a handgun may be carried outside the home for self-defense … is never, the place is nowhere, and the manner is not at all. That is an evisceration, not a regulation, of the right.” No state should be able to criminalize a constitutionally enumerated right. This NRA-ILA-backed case gives the Supreme Court of the United States the opportunity to remind every American of that.

NRA-ILA remains dedicated to protecting the rights of all Americans to keep and bear arms, even beyond the walls of their home.

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

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Arizona
Arizona(@arizona)
1 month ago

The court should, but won’t, do something very simple to decide this case and head off the coming civil war… issue a reprimand and reminder to all federal and state politicians: “The right to build, purchase, possess, own, carry (Outside the home, openly or concealed in public), and use firearms shall not be infringed by any government agency. The founders were explicit, restricting the government from any interference WHATSOEVER with this right that existed before the government was established. NO PERMIT, LICENSE, TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, LIMITATIONS, OR BANS OF ANY TYPE shall be placed on firearms or their parts for citizens… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Arizona
Ram
Ram(@ram)
1 month ago

When setting up an encampment in a combat arena, it is SOP to encircle the encampment with an alarm system, to warn of enemy presence. The second amendment is the tripwire for our constitution. The purpose of our constitution, is to defend the bill of rights. Any attempt to infringe on the second amendment legislatively, should be considered an act of treason. Cancel the second amendment, and we, and our progeny will be forever subjugated. Protect the second amendment and the fabricated Marxamericans will decay in their own fear. America is for We the People; socialism is for the bureaucrats,… Read more »

KK
KK(@kuetsayahoo-com)
1 month ago

It goes like this:
A well regulated citizenry, being necessary to the security of the Socialist State, the right of government enforcement agents, active and retired, to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
The ONLY category of “citizen” to receive a license class/type “UNRESTRICTED CARRY”, is retired law enforcement officials.

Don
Don(@kivaari)
1 month ago
Reply to  KK

I have a retired LEO permit and I fear going to the slave states, of CA, MD, MA, NJ, NY, CT, DE, DC as I don’t trust the LEOs in those states. They seem to be of the mindset that only off-duty LEOs from the respective states matter. A senior commander from the CHP told me my permit was valid, but he suggested I get a CA permit, because individual officers could make a mistake and arrest me. That didn’t make me at ease about CA. That said in 53 years of packing a gun, I have never been asked… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky(@finnks)
1 month ago
Reply to  Don

Don’t know how rules have changed or whether you lived in CA – but as of now they do not issue non-resident licenses. Cop or not, if you don’t live there they don’t believe you have rights.
If you do live there, permit depends on where you live and who you know. I’d suspect that in much of the state retired LEO are as likely to be shot as they are to be asked for a permit. Be careful out there. Better yet stay out of the slave states and don’t let any of your money go there either.

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow(@nobodyuknow)
1 month ago

Time to choke the shiite out of ANY Supreme Court Judge who votes against the right to keep and bear arms. And we can start with that constitutional TRAITOR Robertson!

TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable(@tvsteinke)
1 month ago

If the founders could speak, I think they would say they made a mistake by not making the 2nd Amendment the First. Without the right to keep and bear arms, none of the rights reserved to the people mean a thing. If you read China’s constitution, the people have all the rights we have, except for the right to keep and bear arms, and as a result they enjoy none of the rights we have. This is as much a spiritual battle as it is a political and legal one. Pray that God will restore liberty in the United States.… Read more »

Ram
Ram(@ram)
1 month ago

By God’s grace through our defiance.

Raconteur
Raconteur(@raconteur)
1 month ago

As usual, the NRA makes it sound like they are the sole defender against the government’s intrusion on the 2nd Amendment. No other gun org is supporting the effort. Yeah, right.
Until La Pierre and his toadies are gone, the NRA will get NOTHING from me, but derision.

KK
KK(@kuetsayahoo-com)
1 month ago
Reply to  Raconteur

NYSRPA – the NRA state affiliate, brought the case.

KK
KK(@kuetsayahoo-com)
1 month ago
Reply to  KK

Really?
First I’m hearing about anything like that.
I’ll look into it.

2gats
2gats(@2-gats)
1 month ago

Be careful with that buy-in Eugene…… What if the court does screw us? tell us 2A means .gov can infringe at will……that there is no right outside the home? That .gov is free to regulate? SO THE FUCK WHAT????? any child can understand the plain reading of the Second Amendment. It takes an advanced degree in TREASON to be able to not understand it. WHAT will Americans tolerate? How far will we bend over? Will we grab our ankles and spread our cheeks as freedom is stolen from our posterity forever? There is nowhere to go from here. IF the… Read more »

DDS
DDS(@dds)
1 month ago

So. Now we wait.

Any bets?

2gats
2gats(@2-gats)
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

Betting we’re going to be screwed……BIG TIME

KK
KK(@kuetsayahoo-com)
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

I was waiting more than 30 years to have unconstitutional laws reversed and enjoy the freedoms other Americans take for granted, and instead – SANDY HOOK! Much of what was “legal” became ILLEGAL! I’ll believe any restoration of constitutional rights when I see them. There seems to be VERY powerful forces that are well organized and very committed to fight a WAR that ensures American Citizens are disarmed. Especially of the rifles and magazines that enable defense of freedoms. There seems to be no organized committed government effort to fight back. Virginia stands to live under the burden of the… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill(@deplorable-bill)
1 month ago

Shall not be infringed is good enough for me and every other freedom loving, respecting American citizen that I know.

Arm up and carry on

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman(@henry_bowman)
1 month ago

NRA’s “support” is as empty and worthless as a vault full of $3 Federal Reserve funny money!

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy(@reen-mtn-boy)
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Exactly,Negotiating Rights Away since 1934.

swmft
swmft(@swmft)
1 month ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

if not for their willingness to give away a right we would be free, i am sure joker joe would not be president

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy(@reen-mtn-boy)
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

Let’s Go Brandon !

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

It is amazing how Biden’s handlers have turned America into a place of shortages in a mere eight months.

Ram
Ram(@ram)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

If you wanted to absolutely destroy a nation, in order
to create a (impossible) Marxist utopia, what would
you do differently than the democrats?

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman(@henry_bowman)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

This is being done on purpose to force We The People to take the kill-shot ‘Rona jab!
https://www.tacticalshit.com/us-treasury-deputy-sec-threatens-unvaxxed-americans-that-shortages-will-continue-until-everyone-is-jabbed

KK
KK(@kuetsayahoo-com)
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Well this time, NYSRPA, the NRA state affiliate, brought the case.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman(@henry_bowman)
1 month ago
Reply to  KK

NYSRPA is just an affiliate and not THE NRA itself.
Sorry, no cigar, try again.