This is potentially A Really Big Deal, in that both the state of New York and the Supreme court (pardon the alliteration) have both determined that it is necessary to review the rights of a State to infringe upon the rights of American Citizens to freely exercise their Constitutional Rights to Keep and Bear Arms.
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump back into the national debate over gun rights after nearly a decade on the sidelines.? Is it just me, or have the Supremes finally chosen the RIGHT issue to rule upon the 2nd Amendment?
The justices agreed to consider a petition backed by gun owners’ groups asking them to strike down New York City’s strict rules for carrying legally owned guns outside the home.
"They" (New York Politicians) don't trust you to exercise your Second Amendment Rights ... safely.
The Captain's Journal: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Gun Rights Case Stemming From New York Restrictions: "I don’t want to hear another damn word about gun safety."(You REALLY need to read the context provided by The Captain's Journal to understand the issue!)
Here's the crux of the NYC explanation for increased infringements on the 2nd Amendment:
“Unlike golf clubs and musical instruments, firearms present public safety risks that the city has a legitimate interest in protecting against,” their brief to the court said. “Limiting their possession and use in public minimizes the risk of gun violence.”Their argument against Citizen Ownership of Firearms follows the same old mantra: ("if we keep honest citizens from owning guns, criminals will be denied access to firearms which are used to commit crimes".)
This is an obvious fallacy ... criminals will ALWAYS find a way to get a gun. Honest Citizens are "The Only Ones" who are ham-stringed by laws which make it more difficult to acquire the means of self-defense.
But I've said this before. Haven't I?