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However else your Thursday is going, you can be happy knowing that the Supreme Court just hand-delivered the country a magnificent win for the Second Amendment on a silver platter:
The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York law that placed strict restrictions on carrying concealed firearms in public for self defense, finding its requirement that applicants seeking a license to carry a concealed handgun demonstrate a “proper cause” to do so in public is unconstitutional.
In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision upholding New York’s 108-year-old law limiting who can obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun in public. Proponents of the measure warned that a ruling from the high court invalidating it could threaten gun restrictions in several states and lead to more firearms on city streets.
Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the majority opinion for the ideologically-divided court, writing that New York’s “proper-cause requirement” prevented law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment right.
New York’s law “prevented law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment right.” ✊
Live look at New York politicians at the news:
If you have to beg the government to carry a gun in order to protect yourself based on its own subjective whims, it’s not really a right—it’s a privilege the government may or may not bestow upon you depending on who’s working at the county clerk’s office that day.
Here’s to this precedent starting a domino effect in states with other similar laws!
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