On June 23, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled that New York State’s “may-issue” carry restriction is unconstitutional, thus upholding the Second Amendment rights of lawful Americans.
Before the ruling, the state of New York had required concealed carry applicants to demonstrate a “special need” outside of self-defense to acquire a concealed carry license.
The Supreme Court struck down this requirement, which affirmed the right to carry in public. In addition, the Court threw out the “intermediate scrutiny” approach that appellate courts turned to. Instead, the Court ruled that the application of the Second Amendment should be the history, text, and tradition of the right to keep and bear arms…