A win for the people of NY!!!

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a 6-3 decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, expanding gun rights for the first time in more than a decade.

Justice Thomas for the majority-

“The constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees,’” Thomas wrote in the opinion. “The exercise of other constitutional rights does not require individuals to demonstrate to government officers some special need. The Second Amendment right to carry arms in public for self-defense is no different. New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public.”

Full article, HERE.

The ‘best’ reaction this far, other that Oberman’s meltdown, was Geraldo Rivera’s total BS response to the question of why, if shall issue is so bad, why hasn’t Florida and the other states had problems. His answer- “They don’t have subways.”

WTH??? Really???

Oh well, score one for the good folks that can now actually get a CCW in NY without having to have a ‘friend in high places’ or a large donation. I do wonder how NY is going to react and what kind of BS they are going to pull to stop this.


A win for the people of NY!!! — 17 Comments

  1. “I do wonder how NY is going to react and what kind of BS they are going to pull to stop this.”

    I suspect they will try everything imaginable, and then some.

    An interesting thing repeatedly brought up by Thomas, and in the concurring opinions, was that it applies to “weapons in common use.” The most common self defense pistols are striker fired semi autos with magazines holding 12-19 rounds. It would seem to indicate magazine bans would be unconstitutional as well.

    As Thomas and the others in the concurring opinion also said, this is the logical extension of Heller. It is just sad that it took 14 year to get here and I wish Justice Scalia could have lived to see it. It proves elections matter. Trump’s nominees delivered.

  2. NY will just ignore this ruling. Yes, the law suits will fly, but liberal courts will agree with the state.

  3. Minor edit:

    SCOTUS did not “expand” gun rights.

    They simply corrected the error of 7 states which have laws that are directly inconsistent with the Constitution. Sort of like they had to do in 1954 in Brown v Board of Education.

  4. As impressive as Rivera’s stupid comment was, I found the pause during which he invented the answer priceless. I could almost see his brain functioning — Oh shit, I’ve got to come up with something. ANYTHING!……I’ve got it….. –…..SUBWAYS!

    And he was let off far too easily with the only marginally graceful exit.

  5. All- Thanks for the comments and excellent points! Bob- Yeah, that was ‘interesting’ watching him try to come up with an answer…

    WSF- I believe so.

  6. My guess: Shall issue permit, $500 to $1,000 annual fee, training requirement more strict than police officer requirements taught by “approved” training schools with limited availability, paid for by the applicant. Can’t have the rif-raf (except for ganstas) carrying handguns can we.

    • I believe that Justice Thomas’ opinion directly addressed making it legal, but so onerous or expensive as to be de facto limited to those well heeled or well connected.

    • Nuke – sorta like what goes on in the district of corruption? The rules that a mere mortal has to jump thru and pay for tend to put quite a damper on ordinary folks being able to comply.

  7. NRW- ONLY after years of lawsuits… sigh

    Drang- He did, but NY… Re standard mags, one is hopeful!

    Beans- Amen!

  8. Maybe NYC should just shut down the subways…Ban them! There is no Constitutional right to ride on a subway.

  9. good luck with that. the cadaver in chief of ny vowed to continue blocking and violating your rights in ny. nooses and pitchforks are the only answer now.

  10. Now that it has been re-confirmed that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual civil right, I can see a legal strategy whereby all the expected roadblocks NY and other such states put in place can be attacked by federal civil rights and conspiracy to violate said rights lawsuits. Lots of video evidence available for such suit(s).