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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 23, 2022
Justice Department Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen
The Department of Justice today released the following statement from spokeswoman Dena Iverson following the Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc., et al. v. Bruen, Superintendent of New York State Police, et al.:
“We respectfully disagree with the Court’s conclusion that the Second Amendment forbids New York’s reasonable requirement that individuals seeking to carry a concealed handgun must show that they need to do so for self-defense. The Department of Justice remains committed to saving innocent lives by enforcing and defending federal firearms laws, partnering with state, local and tribal authorities and using all legally available tools to tackle the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our communities.”
There is a lot to unpack in this opinion. This is a 63 page decision of which about 1/2 is a historical analyst of the second amendment.
Not only is the lower court twostep process out the window, so is the a judges' opinion from his/her point of view. It also appears the "affirmative defenses" are out the window.
The talking heads on TV have no clue what was decided.