Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case Which Could Overturn Some of NY’s Carry Permit Laws
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear a case which has the possibility to overturn some of NY’s restrictive gun carry laws. Any decision in such a case could have numerous repercussions for carry outside of the home.
Many gun rights supporters had hoped the somewhat conservative court might take up the case. The court just recently affirmed an individual right to bear arms inside the home in the landmark 2008 DC v. Heller case.
According to the Daily Caller,
The court did not comment in turning away an appeal from five state residents and the Second Amendment Foundation. Their lawsuit also drew support from the National Rifle Association and 20 states.
It is thought if President Obama is given the opportunity to appoint a justice during his second term it could turn the court’s stance on the Second Amendment to a more a negative one.