The Bill of Rights may be the only thing the Left despises more than the Constitution itself.
So it’s no surprise New York lawmakers responded after the Supreme Court gave them a black eye.
And they issued one jaw-dropping response to the Supreme Court.
New York Democrats lost their minds when the Supreme Court struck down the state’s “proper cause” requirement for concealed carry.
The blue state’s elites are refusing to abide by the spirit of the decision.
And NY Dems are already trying to circumvent the Supreme Court on the gun ruling.
Far-left Governor Kathy Hochul called the legislature back to Albany after the Court rendered its decision that New Yorkers need not have “proper cause” to receive a permit for a concealed weapon beyond general fears about public safety.
They believe the Court’s decision left some leeway to bar concealed weapons in “sensitive locations” while also allowing objective criteria for permit applicants, such as requiring that they be at least 21 years old and have no felony record.
So New York lawmakers moved to bar concealed carry in all businesses, except for those which explicitly invite concealed carry on their premises.
State Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D-Brooklyn) led legislative efforts and told reporters, “I would break it into two major buckets post-Supreme Court opinion, and that is who is now allowed to carry a concealed weapon and where are they allowed to do it?”
A new legislative outline includes imposing new training requirements on applicants while also barring concealed weapons from crowded venues like subways, schools, polling locations and zoos.
There’s also a provision making all private businesses gun-free unless their owners specify otherwise.
Hochul said, “We’re going to protect the rights of private property owners, allow them to not have to be subjected to someone walking into their workplace or a bar, restaurant with a concealed weapon. My team is reviewing all of our options, we’re gonna make sure we have the strongest protections possible.”
“She’s telling business owners how they need to conduct their business if they want to stay open. These are unconstitutional mandates, and I think it’ll be struck down by the courts.” a New York State gun rights activist told Breitbart.
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion to the Supreme Court’s June 23, 2022 ruling, saying, “We too agree, and now hold, consistent with Heller and McDonald, that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”
With New York Democrats rejecting the new legal lines outlined by the Supreme Court, expect the legal wrangling to continue before citizens in blue states can fully exercise their Second Amendment rights.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.