Supreme Court Accepts Critical Gun Rights Case

Supreme Court Accepts Critical Gun Rights Case

( – The Second Amendment is under attack. The Biden administration recently announced six executive actions to address gun violence and has called on Congress to pass new gun control measures. However, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) accepted a critical gun rights case this week that could increase Second Amendment protections for Americans.

The SCOTUS agreed to hear a major gun-rights case on Monday, April 26. The case is the first major Second Amendment case SCOTUS since its landmark ruling Columbia v. Heller in 2008. The Court held that the Constitution grants citizens the right to keep handguns at home for self-defense in that case.

Similarly, SCOTUS will examine whether the Second Amendment also protects individuals’ rights to carry concealed weapons in public in this new case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Keith Corlett.

The case originated when two New York residents applied for unrestricted carry-conceal permits. The state declined to issue the permits. A district court agreed with the state, ruling that neither man faced a “special or unique danger” to their lives. A federal appeals court upheld that ruling. Now it is headed to the high court.

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