The Constitution remains a focal point for most Americans, who are concerned that their individual rights are being threatened.
Both the First and Second Amendments have faced hurdles in recent years, as Democrat leaders have floated questionable laws limiting or restricting those Amendments. And the challenges just keep coming.
Unfortunately for 2A supporters, the Supreme Court just sided with a new round of restrictions.
Gun store owners were seeking an injunction against a recent New York rule that places new limitations on concealed carry. An injunction would’ve meant that the rule couldn’t be enforced by law authorities.
It’s the Concealed Carry Improvement Act, which makes it a felony to have a gun in “sensitive areas” like stadiums, churches, museums, parks, public transportation, etc.
Gun rights activists pushed back against this but the Supreme Court has refused the injunction.
From Fox News:
The Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would not entertain an injunction from New York gun store owners who were challenging the state’s new restrictions on the concealed carrying of firearms.
In a one-sentence order, the court said it would not put enforcement of the law on hold, following its ruling last week that the restrictions can remain in place while litigation over the law moves forward.
The high court simply said the appeal was denied, and none of the judges dissented.
It’s likely that leftist leaders are on board with the new law, because they often support any new restrictions on the Second Amendment. On the other hand, Republicans aren’t pleased with this decision.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was one of the first to tackle the Concealed Carry Improvement Act. At the time, she wrote:
Kathy Hochul’s gun grabbing agenda that classifies lawful gun owners in the Adirondack Park as felons is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
I am committed to bringing this all the way to the Supreme Court on behalf of the #2A rights of New Yorkers.
Stefanik, along with NY GOP members Claudia Tenney and Nick Langworthy, brought back a House resolution that also called NY’s law unconstitutional. They are confirmed 2A supporters on Capitol Hill.
The Constitutional aspect is of great interest to freedom-loving Americans: if they can’t carry in “sensitive areas,” what’s next? How slippery is that restriction slope?
At the same time, Democrats maintain that such laws don’t technically go against 2A as you’re still allowed to own a firearm; you’re simply not allowed to carry it in certain parts of the state.
Either way, that argument is going to keep raging — and this won’t be the last 2A challenge the Supreme Court tackles.
- The Supreme Court rejected an injunction brought by NY gun store owners, which challenged the state’s new restriction on 2A.
- The Concealed Carry Improvement Act means gun owners can’t carry in “sensitive areas.”
- NY Republican Elise Stefanik and other GOP leaders remain committed to fighting for Constitutional rights.
Source: Fox News