When it comes to gun rights/gun control narratives, the media and opposing political establishment has it out for the Second Amendment.
Here’s the key talking points of what just happened yesterday:
Issue as SCOTUS defines it: “Whether the state of New York’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.”
In non legal terms, can a state restrict a person’s right to get licensed to carry a firearm outside the home, based on the requirement of demonstrating “proper cause” for self-defense?
Even through the balance of power for the Second Amendment far outweighs political opposition, with the news that SCOTUS has accepted NYS Rifle & Pistol v. Corlett, this is seen as a case that could potentially be a landmark ruling, advancing gun rights in a major way, nationwide.
Not since District of Columbia v. Heller has the Supreme Court weighed in on a major Second Amendment case, and with this new case, SCOTUS has the potential to do four things:
1. Strike down the NYS restrictive concealed carry law that requires a person to demonstrate ‘proper cause’ for self defense.
2. Clarify the court’s stance on 2A, and concealed carry.
3. Set precedent on gun rights for American citizens, both in and outside their homes.
4. Establish new standards for review on gun rights cases.
The case will likely be argued later this Fall, with a ruling expected by or before June 2022.
In coming media segments on this SCOTUS case over the next year, credible gun right’s experts have an opportunity to educate and drive clarity on 2A realities.