News Brief: Second Amendment Protected Rights Gone in a New York Minute

In New York City, officials passed a law that makes it illegal for a licensed handgun owner to simply transport his firearm outside city limits.

That’s right. If you own a gun legally, and simply transport it to a shooting range outside city limits, you are considered a criminal under law. When it comes to Second Amendment protected rights, New York City officials act as if the Constitution does not apply to them.

But Mountain States Legal Foundation is fighting back. We understand that a victory in NYC will help preserve our constitutional rights across America and in the West, where we are currently fighting another group of left-wing officials who have passed unconstitutional firearms regulations in the city of Boulder, Colorado.

MSLF has filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court in the case, NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York. New York City officials are running scared! They have asked the Supreme Court to delay the case, but the Court has wisely denied their request so far. New York City officials’ days of disregarding the Constitution may be numbered.

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New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. City of New York

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A Sobering Moment for the Second Amendment

Second Amendment supporters were shocked this month when the Supreme Court dismissed all 10 gunowners’ rights cases that were pending, thereby denying all 10 cases a hearing. Earlier this year, gun owners achieved a partial victory at the Supreme Court in a battle against New York City’s unconstitutional carry restrictions. MSLF submitted a brief in that…

The Supreme Court’s 2nd Amendment Misfire

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to review all ten of the Second Amendment cases it had pending on its docket. Though the cases presented different fact patterns and procedural postures, the Court simply refused to weigh in on any of them. There seems to be one likely reason: Chief Justice Roberts does not want the Court to take a stance on the Second Amendment.

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