Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law restricting concealed carry

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  • The Supreme Court struck down a New York state law that requires applicants to have a “reasonable reason” for a license to carry a firearm.
  • The ruling is a significant victory for gun rights advocates, who challenged New York’s restrictive law that made it a crime to carry a concealed firearm without a license.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that requires applicants to have a “reasonable reason” license to carry a concealed carry gun.

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The ruling is a significant victory for gun rights advocates, who challenged New York’s restrictive law that made it a crime to carry a concealed firearm without a license.

Six conservative Supreme Court justices voted to invalidate the law, which has been in existence for more than a century, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing the majority opinion in the case.

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Three liberals on the court voted to uphold the law, with Justice Stephen Breuer writing a dissenting opinion on the decision.

The case was brought by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and two of its members, Robert Nash and Brandon Koch, whose applications for concealed-carry handgun licenses for self-defense purposes were rejected.

New York Supreme Court Justice Richard McNally, who handled both requests, ruled that neither person had shown a reasonable reason to carry guns in public because they failed to demonstrate that they had a special need for self-protection. .

The plaintiffs then challenged that refusal in a federal court in New York, arguing that state laws governing concealed-carry licenses, which allow them only if “its issuance reasonable cause exists,” violates the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. The law also required applicants to be of “good moral character”.

After a federal judge in New York dismissed the case, the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision. The US Supreme Court then took up the case.

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