President Biden was “deeply disappointing” by the Supreme Court’s gun ruling that overturned New York’s law restricting concealed carry permits.
Biden made this statement shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision. New York law requires permit applicants to give reasons for obtaining a firearm.
Biden stated that New York has required that anyone who wants to carry concealed weapons in public must prove self-defense. ”
He stated, “I urge all states to continue to enact commonsense legislation to make their citizens and communities safer from gun violence.”
Biden’s statement came minutes after Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul condemned it. Hochul stated that the United States did not have access to muskets when the 2nd Amendment was written and that she was open to returning to muskets with gun restrictions.
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen is the first major 2nd Amendment case to reach the Supreme Court in more than a decade.
To determine whether applicants have provided a reason for owning a firearm, the state could use “proper cause” to determine. They could then deny access to anyone who wanted to be secure.
Respondents agree with petitioners that law-abiding citizens have the right to openly carry handguns publicly for self-defense. We concluded that New York’s licensing system is in violation of the Constitution.
The gun-rights case will be one of many cases that SCOTUS will decide on Thursday and Friday. Dobbs v. Jackson is another case in which the court is expected to overturn Roe V. Wade.