(TotalConservative.com) – The Supreme Court blocked an initiative by New York gun retailers on Wednesday, January 18th, where they sought an injunction to stop the implementation of a pack of new gun laws coming into force this year which could put them out of business and create the first firearms registry in the country.
This latest blow to gun rights in New York state follows a similar request from last week by gun rights activists based in the state. Their request was also rejected by the Supreme Court.
Paloma Capanna is the head attorney for the plaintiffs which includes several New York-based gun dealers and smaller family-owned shops. She lamented the lack of an injunction and said the new laws will put law-abiding New Yorkers out of business as well as restrict their second amendment rights. “It really was unfortunate to see that we couldn’t get any emergency temporary injunction against those laws,” she said.
There were no dissenting opinions or written explanations from any of the justices regarding the decision. New York Attorney General Letitia James was thrilled, repeating the tired leftie mantra that “gun safety laws help save lives, and keep our state safer.”
The Orwellian Concealed Carry ‘Improvement’ Act will restrict New Yorkers from carrying in crowded public places that have been targets of mass shootings in the past, like sporting events, churches and other religious buildings, museums, and parks. The list of places they restrict legal owners from is extensive.
The Concealed Carry Improvement Act was passed last year after the Supreme Court declared the previous concealed carry law unconstitutional in June 2022 in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association V. Bruen. Justice Clarence Thomas famously defended the repeal, citing the Second and Fourteenth Amendments which defend one’s right to be armed while in public.
Additionally, the new law mandates record-keeping for ‘compliance’ reasons, meaning gun retailers in the state are required to keep lists of what they buy and to whom they sell them, and report to the NY State Police. More challenges to the law are forthcoming in the courts.
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