Biden and the Democrats are on their heels.
They thought they could undo the Second Amendment and take guns away.
But now they have been dealt a major blow that they never saw coming.
Up until now, multiple states have had “may issue” gun permitting protocols, which means they reserve the right to deny a gun carry permit to anybody for any reason.
This totally violates the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which clearly states that everyone has a right to “keep and bear arms.”
If a state prevents a law-abiding citizen from “bearing arms” by carrying a gun, they are violating their Constitutional rights.
But Democrats were hit by one Supreme Court decision that they did not see coming.
According to Fox News, “the Supreme Court Thursday ruled 6-3 that New York’s regulations that made it difficult to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun were unconstitutionally restrictive, and that it should be easier to obtain such a license.”
“The existing standard required an applicant to show ‘proper cause’ for seeking a license, and allowed New York officials to exercise discretion in determining whether a person has shown a good enough reason for needing to carry a firearm. Stating that one wished to protect themselves or their property was not enough.”
The Bill of Rights is not a “bill of wants” or a “bill of needs.” It doesn’t matter if the government thinks someone wants or needs to exercise their rights. They are obligated not to infringe on them, no matter what.
In his opinion on the case, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “In this case, petitioners and respondents agree that ordinary, law-abiding citizens have a similar right to carry handguns publicly for their self-defense. We too agree, and now hold, consistent with Heller and McDonald, that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home. Because the State of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State’s licensing regime violates the Constitution.”
Most states do not have the extreme restrictions that New York did prior to this ruling.
According to the Fox News article, “In 43 other states, Thomas noted, authorities are required to issue licenses to applicants who meet certain requirements, and officials do not have discretion to say no due to what they believe is an insufficient need.”
But New York and California, two of the largest states in the country, tens of millions of law-abiding Americans were having their rights infringed by overreaching state governments that did not respect the Constitution.
And an affront to liberty in one part of the country is a threat to liberty everywhere. If New York, California, and other states got away with taking away their citizens’ Second Amendment rights, it could just as easily happen in other states as well.
That’s why it is a tremendous victory for supporters of gun rights and the Constitution, and a major defeat for authoritarian Leftists.