SCOTUS Strikes Down N.Y.'s Century-Old Gun Law, Making It Easier for Americans to Bear Arms in Public The 6-3 decision was split on ideological lines, Justice Clarence Thomas writing for the majority
by Paul Alexander
Beautiful ruling! I see Kav has got his gonads back and so has Roberts, though not so sure on Roberts YET, but we take this; great day in America, some sanity returns!
In the majority opinion, penned by Justice Clarence Thomas, the Court asserted that, "New York's proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment in that it prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms."
‘The Supreme Court on Thursday declared for the first time that the U.S. Constitution protects an individual's right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense, handing a landmark victory to gun rights advocates in a nation deeply divided over how to address firearms violence.
The 6-3 ruling, with the conservative justices in the majority and liberal justices in dissent, struck down New York state's limits on carrying concealed handguns outside the home. The court found that the law, enacted in 1913, violated a person's right to "keep and bear arms" under the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment.’