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SCOTUS Rules Against New York's May-Issue Permit Policy: Big Win for Gun Rights 

In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court sided with the New York Rifle & Pistol Association and determined that the state's requirement for “proper cause” was unconstitutional.

SCOTUS Rules Against New York's May-Issue Permit Policy: Big Win for Gun Rights 

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The fact that the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear a 2nd Amendment case in April 2021 was unexpected. The case of New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen would become the first gun-rights case brought before the nation’s highest court in more than a decade. Previously, the most recent cases were the pair of landmark decisions in 2008’s District of Columbia v. Heller and 2010’s McDonald v. Chicago. The latest result, likes its predecessors, reinforces the individual right own and carry a firearm for lawful purposes, including self-protection outside the home.

Siding 6-3 with the plaintiffs, the Court agreed that New York’s...

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