Gun-Rights Advocates Await Supreme Court’s Decision on New York Concealed-Carry Case

Pro-lifers are awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, which, if the draft leak opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is accurate, will be good news.

Gun-rights advocates are waiting to hear from the high court about whether New York residents may carry concealed handguns in public.

The Supreme Court in April agreed to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen. Two men filed a lawsuit against the state over a law that requires gun owners to provide “proper cause” to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun outside their homes. The Supreme Court confirmed in D.C. v. Heller (2008) that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is an individual right to self-defense.

The plaintiffs received permits to carry guns outside their homes for hunting and targeting practice, but the state rejected their request to carry handguns outside their homes for self-defense.

Will the conservative-majority court rule in favor of gun rights for New Yorkers?

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