A Landmark Case is Underway in New York City

by | Feb 5, 2019 | Legal News

On January 22, The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear oral arguments on a New York City gun ordinance that limits residences from transporting their guns outside their homes. It could be a landmark case articulating broad principals about the Second Amendment, the first case to have been argued on the Second Amendment in ten years since McDonald Vs Chicago (2010) and District of Columbia Vs. Heller (2008).

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs. City of New York will probably be decided by October 2019. That will give an opportunity for the new justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to further define the right “of the people to keep and bear arms” under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments.

New York City “Premises Licenses” Law allows gun Licensees to transport their handguns, unloaded and in a locked container only to and from firing ranges within the city limits for target practice in competitions. The court will decide whether this is an infringement and violates the Second Amendment right to Bear Arms.