New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen

On November 3, 2021 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a challenge to New York's century-old law requiring residents to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public. The Supreme Court's ruling could dramatically alter gun laws across the country, with major implications for the safety of Black and Brown Americans.


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If the Supreme Court strikes down New York's current requirement to show "proper cause" in order to obtain an unrestricted concealed carry license, it could expand the meaning of the Second Amendment far beyond the intentions of the founders and undermine firearm regulations across the country.

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  • The @NRA is urging SCOTUS to strike down regulations on guns in public spaces, which would increase gun violence across the country. Learn more about NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen here: (with share link for this page)
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  • American colonies and states have historically regulated firearm rights outside of the home because public safety interests outweigh individual interests in self-defense. 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Circuits have upheld this balance. What will SCOTUS do? (with history video)
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  • As SCOTUS prepares to hear arguments for allowing anyone to carry firearms in public spaces, @jadamskaggs explains the different outcomes we could see when the decision comes down in June of 2022:
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  • The Supreme Court is looking at a case that could overturn New York state's permit requirements for the public carry of firearms. But National Security experts warn that this could open up our major cities to domestic and international terror threats. (with video of National Security experts)
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  • If SCOTUS chooses to strike down laws restricting firearms in public spaces, Black and brown Americans could suffer disproportionately higher rates of gun injuries and deaths. Here’s why: (with video of Professor Carol Anderson)
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