The Supreme Court has a whole new mess

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The Supreme Court has been heading in the wrong direction for quite some time now. This is clear. With their cowardly non-decision in the dead of night, they let the Texas abortion law stand. Now they are getting a redo on that. We will see if, this time, they get it right.

But this is not the only mistake they have made. And they might be poised to make another very shortly. The court heard oral arguments this week in “New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.”

This is a gun-rights case concerning gun permits and the “right” to carry a gun — well — pretty much anywhere in New York. This all has to do with applications for gun permits. The Supreme court is mulling over the question of striking down strict laws on who gets to carry guns in public.

New York has long-standing rules about individuals who apply for concealed carry permits. These laws have been in place for more than a century and help keep guns away from public places like the New York subway, for example.

And if these rules are thrown out, we will see an increase in the amount of individuals carrying guns because they will be allowed virtually anywhere in New York. The court, and Samuel Alito in particular, appear pretty sympathetic to the idea of throwing out these safety laws in the name of freedom and the Second Amendment.


Of course, we do not yet know how the court will decide. As someone who has spent much time in New York, I think the subway system would become deadly if any human being in the city could take a gun onto it. But that’s just me.

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