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Supreme Court to hear major New York Second Amendment case

January 22, 2019

  It seems hard to believe but the Supreme Court has not taken up a Second Amendment case in nearly a decade. The last two cases were victories: In District of Columbia v. Heller the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment was an individual right and in McDonald v. Chicago reaffirmed the Heller decision and extended it to state and local governments.

  While these were major victories they were incomplete because both cases were about keeping a handgun in your home, but that could be about to change because the Supreme Court is going to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Associaiton v. New York.

  Here is what is at stake:

New York law forbids residents from owning any handguns without a permit, and that permit allows the holder to possess guns only in their home or en route to or from one of seven shooting ranges in the city. A gun owner cannot transport a firearm outside the home for any other purpose, even if it is unloaded and locked in a case in the trunk of a car.

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and several of its members sued in federal court, arguing that this statute is unconstitutional.

Clement argues that New York’s statute violates the Second Amendment, the Constitution’s Commerce Clause, and the Fourteenth Amendment’s right to interstate travel.

  So you can see how big this decision is, this is about the right to carry outside of the home and for self-defense whereas New York law prohibits this. This is the chance to finally solidify our Second Amendment right as envisioned by the founding fathers…and only 200 some odd years late.

  This is looking good and thankfully Hillary Clinton did not make the last two Supreme Court picks. Clement argued in front of the Supreme Court in both the Heller and McDonald cases and the Supreme Court should be decidedly more conservative since those cases were decided. But of Course Chief Justice John Roberts has not been a reliable conservative vote lately and Brett Kavanaugh has already sided with the liberals in favor of Planned Parenthood so we cannot take anything for granted.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2019 10:58 pm

    I will put a fiver down that unless Ginsburg votes from her deathbed it will end in a tie…thus lets everyone off the hook. The statute stands.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 23, 2019 6:12 am

      I hadn’t even thought of that. That is an interesting scenario and I wouldn’t be surprised if Roberts voted against it just to get the tie.


  2. January 23, 2019 6:45 pm

    It’s just another extension of the madness of devil possessed sickos … like the recent ‘baby in the womb’ no right to life agenda. They want to surpass Chicago’s slime pit evidently.
    “Right to Life: NY Abortion Law Removes Criminal Penalties for Violence Against Unborn Child During Homicide”
    Reminds me of the Kathrina flooding where the ‘police’ went around to confiscate people’s guns and rifles from people’s homes.The inbred / baby blood drinking Globalist were hoping to have their take-over then … but were thwarted. Unarmed people are much easier to kill, enslave and abuse.
    Pretty saddening. I use to think Roberts was a good guy; then that he was blackmailed; now, that he’s just taken in & consumed by the darkness and likes it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 23, 2019 8:01 pm

      Pretty sickening what is happening in New York!!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 27, 2019 2:42 pm

        As long as it’s not aborting kittens and puppies the ‘stunted’ in emotional and ethical growth of the populous is ‘fine with it.’



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