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  • Ashley Baker

Supreme Court to Take on Guns, Abortion in Upcoming Term

The Washington Times: "In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, scheduled to be heard Nov. 3, the justices will consider the constitutionality of a state license requirement to carry guns outside the house.

Two men and the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association are challenging the state’s law. Anyone who wants to carry a handgun outside the home must apply for a license and show 'proper cause' for the need to carry a gun.

Robert Nash was denied a license after pointing to a string of robberies in his neighborhood and verifying that he had taken an 'advanced firearm training course.' Brendan Koch, who applied for a license for similar reasons, noted his 'extensive experience' with handling firearms in a safe manner.

New York officials denied licenses to both men, saying they did not show a 'proper cause' for carrying a gun in self-defense. The lower court sided with New York.

'This is potentially their first big Second Amendment ruling since [McDonald v. City of Chicago] extended Heller to states,' said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, citing a 2010 ruling."


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