Westchester Case Dismissed
A setback for NYS citizens seeking an unrestricted concealed carry license. Judge rules need to show proper cause (extraordinary danger) does not violate the 2nd amendment.
"Although [petitioner] attempts to find succor in this dicta, it is clear that prohibition of firearms in the home was the gravamen of the certiorari questions in both Heller and McDonald and their answers. If the Supreme Court, in this dicta, meant its holding to extend beyond home possession, it will need to say so more plainly."
"U.S. Court Rejects Challenge to State's Concealed Gun Law"
New Yorkers do not have a constitutional right to carry a concealed handgun in public, a federal judge ruled yesterday.
U.S. Court Rejects Challenge to State's Concealed Gun Law
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I did want to point out what I believe to be the worst offense of this decision without further commentary.
The judge found §400.00(2)(f), which provides for the carrying of a concealed handgun, requires that applicants show an "actual and articulable" need to possess their weapons "rather than merely speculative, potential, or even specious" grounds for self-defense.