- Apr 3, 2019
- Reaction score
- Alaska (61.5°N, -149°W)
- Political Leaning
Government has no authority to require a permit of any kind for any individual right. If you do not require a permit to post your opinion online, or a permit to allow you to exercise a particular religious belief, or a permit to associate with anyone you please, then you don't require a permit to carry a firearm in any manner you desire. Furthermore, the Second Amendment specifically prohibits any such infringements.Off the bat I'll say gun rights people really need to temper our expectations in this NY case . . . IMNSHO, there is no 2nd Amendment right to carry concealed and it is very doubtful the SCOTUS will affirm one.
I predict a true splitting the baby situation, I predict SCOTUS will enforce an individual, private citizen's right to bear arms in public for self-defense and all states will be forced to recognize it. But, dictating as to the actual manner of carriage, will remain in the state's prerogative.
If any kind of government permit is allowed, then it cannot be an individual right. Since the Supreme Court has already acknowledged that the right of the people to keep and bear arms is an individual right, it automatically makes all government permits/licenses unconstitutional.