Supreme Court Set to Hear First Major Gun Case in Over a Decade

Supreme Court Set to Hear First Major Gun Case in Over a Decade


The Supreme Court announced yesterday it will take up a Second Amendment case that could have a major impact on gun rights.

The court announced it will hear New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett, a constitutional challenge to a New York gun control law that has been in place since 1913 and requires anyone who wants to carry a gun outside of their home to show “proper cause” for doing so.

Under New York’s law, “proper cause” requires an applicant to demonstrate “a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community or of persons engaged in the same profession.” A generalized desire to protect one’s person and property is not enough.

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Backed by a Second Amendment advocacy group, Robert Nash and Brendan Koch challenged New York’s regimen after their concealed-carry applications were denied for failing to demonstrate “proper cause.”

They argued in their submission to the

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