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The Right To Self Defense

On Behalf of | Jun 25, 2022 | Legal News Links

Despite the brouhaha over the recent Dobbs decision on abortion, the real sea change were the recent cases regarding the 2nd amendment and the right to bear arms.  The text of the Bruen  decision can be found here.

The money quote:

“The constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees,’” Thomas wrote in the opinion. “The exercise of other constitutional rights does not require individuals to demonstrate to government officers some special need. The Second Amendment right to carry arms in public for self-defense is no different. New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public.”

The right to protect one’s self from harm just got affirmed and those state’s that have tried to curtail the ability of ordinary law abiding citizens from be able to be safe has take a serious blow with this decision.