NYTimes: Justices’ Questions Suggest New York Gun Control Law Is Unlikely to Survive


Arguments over the extent of the Second Amendment have been going on for quite a while now. A New York law that proposes that people would have to have ‘proper cause’ to open carry in the state is looking like it will not pass, as justices suggest it is restricting rights ensured by this Amendment. There have been many comparisons to the First Amendment right to free speech, and how permits are not required to use that right, despite the stark difference in consequences of the two Amendments. Another argument brought up was about banning carrying guns in ‘sensitive’ places, such as Times Square and the subway. The implementation of this sensitivity clause is doubted by some, even though it seems like it would be a positive solution. To read the full article, click here. To read more about Gun Violence in the U.S., click here.

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