Wednesday, July 28, 2021

OBS-PP's Amicus Curiae SCOTUS brief for NYSRPA v. Bruen

I am proud to announce that Operation Blazing Sword-Pink Pistols has joined with the DC Project Foundation and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership to file an Amicus Curiae brief supporting the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association in an appeal to the US Supreme Court to overturn the State of New York’s “proper cause” law. 

This law, which highly restricts the issuance of concealed weapon permits to individuals, turns New York from a “May Issue” state into a de facto “No Issue” state. The brief we filed describes this law as ineffective, unconscionable, and unconstitutional, and furthermore goes on to say:

Without the tools of meaningful self-defense, there are no gay rights, there are no religious-minority rights, and there are no women’s rights. By stripping these groups of their right to bear arms, New York has left millions of the most vulnerable citizens powerless to defend themselves against the all-too common threats of violence they may face at any given moment.

Nothing but politics motivates this. New York has apparently decided that the supposed evil of allowing its citizens to carry guns for self-defense is worse than the loss of thousands of LGBT, Jewish, Muslim, and women’s lives. The state’s politicians may consider this an acceptable price to pay for the gun control lobby’s favor. But the Constitution does not allow them to pay it because the right to bear arms belongs not to the rulers but to the people.

I encourage you to read the entire brief on the SCOTUS website.. It’s a quick read and it pulls no punches.

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