5 Things to Know About Crucial SCOTUS Gun Case

5 Things to Know About Crucial SCOTUS Gun Case
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The Second Amendment is under constant assault from all sides and the Supreme Court will hear a case that might change everything we know about gun laws. New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York is the case that the Supreme Court could decide in the next term.

The Supreme Court would be tasked with deciding whether or not they agree with the decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Second Circuit Decided in New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass'n v. City of New York, 883 F.3d 45 (2d Cir. 2018):

The District Court's ruling found the City had a compelling interest to limit firearms transport to support public safety, and that affected gun owners are not prevented from traveling out of the city, without their guns, and use shooting ranges with guns purchased out-of-city. The plaintiffs sought appeal within the Second Circuit Appeals Court in 2015. The Second Circuit affirmed the District Court's findings by early 2018, adding that the Heller and McDonald only affirmed the constitutional right to own guns in defense of one's home, and not for transport or use outside of the home. The Circuit Court affirmed that under intermediate scrutiny the city had a compelling interest to restrict transport on guns within city limits

The City of New York has changed the law and now allows licensed gun owners to transport firearms outside of the city limits. However, many questions still remain. Can cities actually ban this transportation and do firearms require licenses among many other questions.

Here is why this is so important:

 Source: TTN staff

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