BRETT: There’s a very interesting story coming out of New York state, and I’m actually very excited about this because I’m a believer in Second Amendment. I believe in all the amendments to the Bill of Rights, okay? I’m a big supporter of all of them, especially the 10th. But on the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court’s gonna hear a Second Amendment gun rights case that could be huge.
It could be huge. “The U.S. Supreme Court will soon consider whether Americans can be legally prohibited from carrying a firearm in public under the Second Amendment, as the court announced Monday it will take up a challenge to New York’s restrictions on concealed carry licenses in the name of self-defense.
“The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett, concerns whether New York can legally prohibit people from carrying a gun outside the home without a license, and challenges the state’s practice of refusing licenses to those who can’t show they have ‘proper cause’ to carry a firearm,” because that’s an interpretable phrase, right?
“Do you have ‘proper cause’?”
“Well, yes. My ex-husband wants to kill me, my ex-wife is coming after, whatever it is. The states then just use that to say: No, can’t have it, you can’t have it. It’s not gonna be for you.
“In a brief opposing the suit, New York Attorney General Letitia James said the state’s policy is a ‘flexible standard’ that is in line with the Second Amendment, and those who don’t qualify for full concealed carry licenses can receive more limited ones for keeping a gun in the home or for certain purposes like hunting.” I always love that. That’s always a fallback.
Well, you can hunt. You’re allowed to go and bag a grouse if you’re so inclined! This has been a long-term target. The Supreme Court’s gonna be looking at this coming up in the fall. It’s gonna be a very, very interesting case. Amy Coney Barrett’s presence on the case, by the way, is gonna get a lot more attention on this. Here’s Rush talking about the left’s objective is the confiscation of all weapons.
RUSH: The objective here, folks… The long-term, the epitome — I mean, the nirvana dream — is the confiscation of all weapons. They’re not gonna stop ’til they get that, and they’re never gonna get that, which means they’re never gonna stop. The objective is the confiscation of all weapons, and it’s not because they think that will stop the killing. This is what’s so offensive me about this. This is not about stopping the killing.
It’s not about saving the children. It’s not about any of that. It’s only about leftists wanting to control and have control over as much of the population as they can. It’s why they hate the NRA, and it’s not because the NRA spends a lot of money. The NRA spends very little compared to other major donors. The NRA is a very, very large and very, very successful grassroots organization. The NRA’s strength comes from the depth of its membership and who those people are, and left cannot undermine that no matter how hard they try, and they will never be able to undermine it.
So they have to go after the guns. And all of this talk about changing regulations and laws, never forget: The only people who are regulating are people who already obey the law. By definition, people are gonna break the law. By definition, people are gonna go get guns that are banned. In fact, the more they’re banned, the more attractive they’re gonna be. It’s not the way to deal with this.
BRETT: It’s incredible to think that they’re gonna make this kind of a move. I’m excited the Supreme Court’s gonna take the case, and I think we’re gonna see a very, very interesting series of briefs that are gonna come out of that.