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Rosendale Praises SCOTUS Decision to Protect 2nd Amendment

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, to protect each American’s right to carry guns outside of their home. The case is the first time in 11 years in which the Supreme Court has heard a case on the Second Amendment. The court’s decision is a significant victory for Americans and their ability to exercise the right to bear arms.

New York state law prohibits an individual from acquiring a concealed carry permit, unless proven to the licensing authority that he has justifiable means of carrying a firearm. The plaintiffs in the case had their applications rejected because the authorities determined that they did not have a need in this situation for self-defense.

“I applaud the court’s decision to protect Americans’ ability to keep and bear arms and enable Americans to continue to carry concealed weapons. This decision reaffirms the American peoples’ ability to exercise their 2nd Amendment Rights,” said Representative Rosendale.  "I will continue to do everything I can in Congress to ensure that our 2nd Amendment Rights are not infringed upon and that every American has the ability to defend themselves and their families.”