As a career politician, Joe Biden has made it no secret he’d love to deliver on the Democrat Party’s ultimate goal of banning sales and scooping up every firearm in America.
But the Left’s attempt to pretend the Second Amendment doesn’t exist fell flat.
Last year the Supreme Court issued a ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen that called out the Democrat Party’s gun control schemes as illegal.
When it released the Bruen ruling the Supreme Court determined that any gun control law must comport with America’s historical tradition of protecting citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
Recently Trump-appointed U.S. District Judge John P. Cronan was able to use precedent from Bruen to rule against a stunningly broad provision in New York’s gun licensing law that allowed the state to refuse to give a firearms permit to anyone deemed to be not “of good moral character” or merely because “good cause exists for the denial of the license.”
New York resident Joseph Srour took the state to court after he was refused a gun license due to his “derogatory driving record.”
The state claimed that Srour’s driving record proved he possessed “poor moral judgment and an unwillingness to abide by the law.”
The judge wasn’t buying that rationale and Cronan ruled that the New York law amounted to an arbitrary standard that conflicted with the nation’s Second Amendment rights.
“The constitutional infirmities identified herein lie not in the City’s decision to impose requirements for the possession of handguns, rifles, and shotguns,” Cronan wrote. “Rather, the provisions fail to pass constitutional muster because of the magnitude of discretion afforded to City officials in denying an individual their constitutional right to keep and bear firearms, and because of Defendants’ failure to show that such unabridged discretion has any grounding in our Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.”
The Bruen decision is now a foundational legal precedent that was a long time coming.
When it came to the Left’s decades-long gun grabbing agenda, the Supreme Court didn’t bother to wade in until 2008.
At that point the justices finally verified that owning a firearm is a right guaranteed by the Constitution.
The next step will be having the courts slowly dismantle Democrat created laws violating the Second Amendment.
The Supreme Court decision in Bruen signaled to lower courts that there’s a serious problem when government seeks to disarm law-abiding citizens.
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