The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear a case regarding a key Second Amendment issue to determine whether states can give concealed-carry permits to citizens — the first major 2nd amendment case the court has taken up in a decade.
With a conservative-majority bench, this historic decision could end well for pro-2A Americans, but some of those so-called conservative justices have gone rogue on a number of critical cases in the last several months, making the process of working through this landmark case a major nail-biter for many.
In regard to the specifics of the case, most states provide permits to qualified applicants. However, some states require special circumstances, sparking a debate that’s finally made its way up to the highest court in the nation.
New York has some of the most restrictive handgun laws in the nation. The Supreme Court case will address the New York law, arguing the Second Amendment allows concealed-carry permits regardless of other conditions.
“The time has come for this Court to resolve this critical constitutional impasse and reaffirm the citizens’ fundamental right to carry a handgun for self-defense,” the docket for the case reads.
The is the first major hearing on a Second Amendment issue in the court since Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the seat formerly held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to Breitbart News.
Gun control advocates are concerned the court now consisting of a 6-3 conservative majority will expand Second Amendment freedoms.
The news also comes as the Biden administration has released new actions on firearms in response to several high-profile mass shootings in America.
The Biden Administration has not made a statement on the pending case. The court will hear the case later in 2021 with an expected decision by June 2022.