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NYC Plays Stupid Games With SCOTUS Gun Decision, Wins Stupid Prizes

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The price is wrong … bitch.

We’d like to thank New York City for playing. Show ’em what they’ve won, Vanna!

A few days ago, the Second Amendment community won big in a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down New York State’s unconstitutional “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit applicants. Within a day, California and New Jersey–which both had similar laws–had already told their law enforcement to stop enforcing the now-illegal gun restrictions on the books until such time as the legislature could create new laws that comply with the SCOTUS decision. But it looks like NYC wants to keep playing this stupid game, and today it’s collecting the prize it deserves: a nice big legal headache courtesy of the Second Amendment Foundation and the Firearms Policy Coalition. (And, later, perhaps, some interesting results at the polls.)

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The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a preliminary injunction motion seeking to enjoin the City of New York from further enforcement of its long-standing permit regulations. Joining SAF in this legal action are the Firearms Policy Coalition, Inc. and five private citizens. The motion was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs are represented by attorney David D. Jensen of Beacon, N.Y. In addition to the City of New York, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea is named as a defendant in his official capacity.

“In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that New York State’s ‘good cause’ mandate is unconstitutional, we felt compelled to file this action because the city’s ‘proper cause’ requirement is just as bad if not worse,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Two of our plaintiffs previously held carry licenses in New York City for decades, but in 2020, both were denied renewal on the grounds they lacked ‘proper cause’.”

“We promised to take action if we found local governments refusing to comply with the court’s decision. We meant it.”

Gottlieb said the perpetuation of this requirement in the aftermath of the high court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen is an affront to the Constitution and an insult to the Court, not to mention the good citizens of New York City who should no longer need to demonstrate some special need in order to exercise a fundamental right.

“The City adopted this restrictive and completely arbitrary regulation more than a hundred years ago,” Gottlieb observed, “and we should not have to drag the city kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, and into compliance with the Second Amendment and the recent Supreme Court ruling.

“After all,” he noted, “within 24 hours of the high court ruling, both New Jersey and California, which have similar requirements to the New York ‘good cause’ restriction, issued directives to law enforcement to stop enforcing those provisions. If states can immediately comply with the Supreme Court, New York City has absolutely no excuse for ignoring the Bruen ruling. We promised to take action if we found local governments refusing to comply with the court’s decision. We meant it.”

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. JonsOn

    July 7, 2022 at 9:10 am

    The unelected Governor of New York has also vowed to skirt the Supreme Court decision. Acting Governor Houkal is kicking and screaming as is mayor Adams. Both need to be removed from public service as communists should not hold any seat in this country where policy is part of their job. Maybe McCarthyism was not such a bad idea?

  2. Ed Byerly

    July 6, 2022 at 10:47 am

    The REAL enemy of the United States has always been the Democrat party and their liberals. There is NO GOOD CAUSE to be associated with the democrat party unless: you are a traitor, a baby killer, a communist, or just hate this country. The root of our problems are evil, pawns of satan and that is spelled d e m o c r a t s.

  3. Todd

    July 4, 2022 at 10:22 am

    All I can say is it is a Good thing that I don’t work for their Police Departments, or the National Guard, and need to stand guard for any Political Figure that would be willing to strip away my Rights to Bear Arms. The very idea that you need to be a certain age to own a semi-automatic rifle or shotgun is outrageous!!! I remember being able to bring my .22 into school for show and tell. If they honestly want to rid our streets of violence then they should rid the shelves and internet of video games.
    Now hear me out a lot of these games ‘you get injured in” 3 times before you die. But if you do die you can still come back and start off in the same place that you left.
    Now if they gave you a little bit of realism in the game you would have to start the game all over again every time you died, which includes finding ways to pay for your tools of destruction.

  4. JonsOn

    July 4, 2022 at 10:16 am

    Governor Houkal is set to keep restrictions as long as she can. Her plan is to put so many hoops in place that people will just give up. The democrat party is not about safety for the masses. They want safety from masses for themselves and a disarmed population is safe for them. If you keep voting democrat after all the things that the democrat party is doing these days you deserve to lose your freedom. The rest of us however, do not. See Colion Noir’s latest video of governor Houkal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyKO-FYfNk.

  5. vab

    June 30, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    How about requiring “good cause” to be able to vote? Or to speak freely? Or to practice your religion? How about needing “good cause” to avoid cruel and unusual punishment? Propose any of this and watch the anti-freedom gang throw a ginormous temper tantrum!

    • Howard

      July 6, 2022 at 10:36 am

      OR “good cause” to hold public office!

    • Joe

      July 6, 2022 at 10:56 am

      Interesting how cannabis has been legalized, also how the ‘mass shooters were heavy potheads. Oh right I forgot the state makes money on the sales more important than what it mentally does over the long term. But how is that each shooter had Mt Everest as the state likes to reference RED FLAGS yet they occurred. Could that mean the Nannie laws don’t work and are only intended for the law abiding? The hypocrisy is amazing.

  6. Bob Edelstein

    June 30, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Just keep electing democratic Mayors and N.Y.C. will turn into another Chicago and LA.
    New Yorkers were always thought of as Savey. Now they are the laughingstock of the Country along with Chicago and LA. It would really be funny if not for all the needless bloodshed. A playboy Mayor, a wannabe President and a clueless Nome. Our Country can do better and has. Just look at Red State Mayors. Night and Day difference.

    • Greg Kukanich

      July 6, 2022 at 11:47 am

      New York is already on par with Chicago-
      Seems Democrats really don’t give a care about laws like they say they do-

    • Cliff

      July 6, 2022 at 12:55 pm

      Just like I keep telling everyone. N.Y. is NOT “ALL” N.Y. city. We “NORTHERN” N.Y. residents are always “outvoted” by the communist-loving anti-America”, city dwellers” that LOVE all the “free stuff” and “special; treatment” as long as you continue to vote DEMOCOMMUNIST. THAT is why for YEARS we have tried to get the state “split” into three separate sections to give the RURAL residents a voice, but that will never happen because the “government” (BOTH “parties”) are bought, owned and controlled by the $$$$$$$$$$$ of the COMMUNIST “deep state wealthy elite CABAL” that are the REAL power and control in this country and much of the world.

  7. 2WarAbnVet

    June 30, 2022 at 11:05 am

    “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” ― George Orwell, 1984
    The right of self defense is slavery – NYC, 2022

  8. Matt Johnson

    June 30, 2022 at 10:09 am

    I wonder how this ruling Will affect people coming from other States that have concealed carry licenses into States such as California New York. If we’re allowed to protect ourselves outside the home according to the Supreme Court that should go across all state lines.

    • stephen stewart

      July 6, 2022 at 3:22 pm

      Matt Johnson: NY is one of those shitty states that does not recognize ANY other states permits and I don’t think the Supreme Courts ruling will change that.

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