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Second Amendment Dealt Blow for Millions of Americans

The Supreme Court rejected a bid by New York gun retailers on Wednesday to block a slew of new gun control laws in the state, which they argued violate their Second Amendment rights and hurt their businesses.

There were no noted dissents in the order or explanations from the justices for their decision.

“We are disappointed that not one of the nine justices saw fit to grant the plaintiffs some stay of enforcement of the new laws against them,” Paloma Capanna, the lead attorney for the New York gun retailers, told Fox News Digital on Wednesday.

“We are challenging the ability of the state of New York to target dealers in firearms in the lawful stream of commerce, to put them out of business, which is what the new laws will do,” Capanna added. “So it really was unfortunate to see that we couldn’t get any emergency temporary injunction against those laws.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James praised the Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday, saying that the “gun safety laws help save lives, and keep our state safer.”

Wednesday’s order comes one week after the high court rejected a separate bid by gun rights activists to block the Concealed Carry Improvement Act, which was implemented last year by New York’s Democrat-controlled legislature.

New York lawmakers passed that bill after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s prior concealed carry law in June 2022 in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in that opinion for the Court that “the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”

The new law prohibits carrying a gun in “sensitive areas,” such as stadiums, houses of worship, museums, parks and other public places; imposes revised record-keeping and new safety requirements on retailers; and mandates background checks on all ammunition purchases.

Capanna, the attorney for the gun retailers, argued that new record-keeping laws could amount to an unconstitutional gun registry.

“The list of new mandatory compliance even goes so far as a turnover of acquisition and disposition records… which the state of New York attorneys have admitted will be used to create the first-ever gun owners registry housed at the New York State Police,” Capanna said Wednesday.

Multiple challenges to the new law are continuing to play out in lower courts.

44 Comments
  • Brian says:

    As it has been said for decades, “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Add to that, “and everybody will be outlaws.” Because until the powers that be get the guns from criminals, neither me nor mine will be giving up our guns. I imagine that goes for a lot of other people too.

  • Ron C says:

    Too bad the state of New York state didn’t care about “lives and safety, when they sent COVID patients into the convalescent hospitals. The leaders seem to just want to be slave masters that couldn’t care less about the citizen slave, because they just release criminals and predators right back out on to the streets!

  • Proud vet says:

    The 1st 10 ammendments are governments forbidden ground, no matter what these lying thieving communist say, as it’s clearly written the the 2nd ammendment shall not be infringed, no matter what the black wrobes say! It’s our protection as a self governed people to protect ourselves from tyranny of the civil servants who hide behind humanism to steal their freedoms! Look at any country that hides behind humanism to steal their freedoms and you’ll find governments who abuse their power and even KILL millions of their own people!

  • Paul says:

    That’s what the declaration of independence is for. Corruption and treason is being committed by our elected employees . Even the president is the highest federally elected employee we have no more no less .

  • Scurvydog says:

    Clearly, the SCOTUS thinks this is a “State’s rights” issue, and giving each state the latitude to construct its own gun control legislation without judicial oversight, much like they are the issue of abortion. Apparently, the phrase “shall not be infringed” means the federal government shall not infringe the 2nd Amendment with federal law or troops, but the state can do whatever it wants. In other words, the Constitution of the US is no longer the supreme law of the land, and will allow a patchwork of law to become the law of the land(s). Batten down the hatches! The seas are getting rough!

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