SCOTUS decision on NY State Rifle & Pistol Association , Inc. et al Vs Bruen, Superintendent of New York State Police et al

The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a landmark decision, that for legal gun owners, signified the end of a ridiculous interpretation by states such as New York and others like Maryland, who can obtain conceal carry permits. States such as the aforementioned justified their “may issue” stance for law abiding citizens to obtain conceal carry permits, by coming up with erroneous interpretations of the Second Amendment.

The Justices highlighted in their decision, that “the Constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees.” McDonald, 561 U.S., et at 780(plurality opinion).

Having been a resident of New York for some sixteen years, I was subjected to this burdensome interpretation, where as a law-abiding citizen, I could only obtain a premise permit. The sad part about this was, the criminals on the streets of New York did not care nor did they follow such laws. It stems to reason that the burden this law imposed, was borne entirely by the law abiding citizen who wanted to carry a personal defense weapon (PDW) for self defense of the person and / or his family. I was elated that finally the Supreme Court had made the decision to strike down the “may issue clause” and make them “shall issue”. Regardless of your stance on the gun issue, the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land. As the justices states, “New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public”.

The ruling by the SCOTUS has tons of rational logic and I implore everyone to take an unbiased look at the ruling. found at

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