Posted June 23, 2022 12:56 pm by Comments

By Caroline Thorman

June 23, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) join their members and Second Amendment advocates across the nation in celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the restrictive and unconstitutional “may-issue” laws that were on the books in nine anti-gun states.

The Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen overturned the onerous statutes that allowed government entities to review and routinely deny — at their discretion — applicants who applied for a concealed carry permit. New York’s law was specifically challenged in the case, but the Supreme Court’s ruling will apply to the other eight states that still maintain “may-issue” laws. In addition to New York, the states include: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. The Court has held that “New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in public for self-defense.”

In his opinion for the 6-3 majority, Justice Thomas wrote in part: 

“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

Source: Gun Owners of America

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