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GOAL Joins Amicus Brief in New York Case

Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) has joined with other groups to support an amicus brief for the case of New York Rifle and Pistol Association v. Keith Corlett. The case seeks to have the U.S. Supreme Court review an adverse decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The case, rising from New York, challenges the inability to carry firearms outside the home in some instances. It also challenges the “may issue” statute in New York.

There are some courts and government entities that insist the prior US Supreme Court decisions of Heller and McDonald as only protecting the ability to carry/possess a loaded firearm in the home. In this case, we are asking the Supreme Court to hold that the Second Amendment’s protections include the right to carry outside the home.”

The secondary purpose of the case is the challenge the “may issue” licensing laws. According to the court filings, only eight states are left that use this system. They are California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. In Hawaii, for instance, there are laws on the books “allowing” a citizen to apply for a license to carry firearms. That being said, they are virtually impossible for the average person to obtain.

Link to the case: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/20-843.html

GOAL is legally and financially supporting this case as it could have a great impact on the legal recognition of our Second Amendment civil rights. If you would like to help GOAL financially support this effort, please consider making a contribution through the link below.


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