This Gun Rights Case Is First To Reach SCOTUS In 10 Years

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The fight over New York’s restrictive gun laws will be taken to new heights as the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the case.

Firearm advocates can thank the work of Romolo Colantone, Efrain Alvarez, and Jose Anthony Irizarry for making a case and bringing it this far. The trio argue that the city’s “premises permit” scheme, is unconstitutional. These restrictions limit an individuals right to leave their living premises with a firearm. 

They have gained numerous bids of support from gun right and lobby groups and have gotten the favor of no less than 17 state attorney generals. 

One such supporter is Chris W. Cox, who is the executive director of the NRA’s lobbying branch. He said that, “The Supreme Court’s decision to hear this case sets the stage for affirming the individual right to self-defense outside of the home.”

Gun advocates int he case are fighting the restrictions that frequently require them to abandon their firearm at home. Current regulations also force people to use gun ranges that are located in the city. These ranges are few and far between and regularly gouge prices because of it.

Four of nine justices have to vote to hear a petition which is why it has been so long since they reviewed a case related to gun control. Hopefully all the effort will prove fruitful for lawful gun owners of the Big Apple.

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