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56 minutes ago, Impartial_Observer said:

SCOTUS has struck down New York’s “may issue” licensing scheme. A big win for the citizens of the handful of remaining states that still have may issue licensing scheme. 
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-843_7j80.pdf

This is potentially a huge win for the 2nd Amendment folks. The specific holding of the case is as follows:

“New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in public for self-defense.”

Some might call this a formal acknowledgement of the inability of the government to protect its own citizens from the lawless elements in our country. And it’s not just limited to state laws. It includes local ordinances like those cities that use “may issue” laws to limit handgun ownership.

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It should be noted that one of the major proponents of this case was the New York Public Defenders. Their contention was their case load is crammed with an inordinate amount of weapons charges against otherwise non-criminal actors. They maintained that prosecution of such cases is in large part against minorities. 
Big win for the 2A, I believe there are 7 or 8 may issue states that this will affect. There were already several lawsuits pending in various courts pending this ruling. 
Indiana itself used to be a may issue state. The state SC overturned it in the early 70’s. 

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