Anyone who lives in NYC knows the struggles and hoops we have gone through to be able to own a firearm. Only to never be able to use that firearm outside of our home and CITY ranges and NYS authorized hunting grounds. Hopefully, that is about to change. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association along with three other plaintiffs have sued NYC and the case is now headed to The Supreme Court. This is the first time in over a decade that the Supreme Court will hear a case based on the Second Amendment. This is also the first time in decades that the odds will hopefully be stacked in our favor.
This may not seem like it’s a major feat for gun owners, but it is in so many ways. This will help set the precedence for other cities and states that have unconstitutional gun laws in place. These are not “common sense” gun laws. NYC has effectively excluded anyone who is in any type of a lower socioeconomic status from exercising their Constitutional right. Charging $340 for your initial permit, which could potentially be denied and without refund and a repeat of $340 every three years after is a quite a hefty price to protect your life and your family. I’m pretty sure that falls under the exact definition of infringed. These “rules” that NYC has enacted further divide the classes and essentially prove the hypocrisy that runs deeps through the anti-2A movement.
This is where we need everyone, not just NYC gun owners, but EVERY gun owner who wants to protect their Second Amendment right to stand up and make sure your voice is heard. Support us and stick together. NYC has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, and this is a fight we NEED to win. Stay tuned for more information as the court hearing nears.