April 26 2021 the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the Application of the Second Amendment to the New York Rifle Association v. Colette, which will be debated in the fall.
U.S. media commented that the case could change the Justice Department’s future understanding and use of the Second Amendment, dealing a blow to the U.S. vision of stronger gun control.
The case is understood to involve a conflict between New York State’s local gun restriction law and the Second Amendment’s protection of individuals’ right to bear arms.
The New York State Handgun Licensing Act restricts individuals from carrying a handgun in public, requiring them to prove that they have “justification” to carry concealed weapons in public.
The Supreme Court and lower courts have followed suit since the Supreme Court ruled in Washington v. Heller in 2008 that the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms was restricted by gun laws everywhere.
U.S. media commentators say the Supreme Court may tilt to the right in a case that is now dominated by conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court, marking a further collapse of the Justice Department’s resolve to combat gun violence.