Nice Try, New York

posted on June 27, 2019

SCOTUS to Cuomo: We saw what you did there, and we’re not having it.

The City of New York, perhaps sensing looming disaster, tried a desperate stalling technique in its case against the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA). The gun-rights group is challenging the city’s restrictive gun laws as infringing on citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

In January, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. It would be the first time the high court has addressed a significant firearm case since McDonald v. City of Chicago in 2010.

On April 12, the city’s attorneys attempted to delay the hearing by requesting a stay and indicating that a proposed rule change would render the case moot. It seems that city leaders, six years after NYSRPA’s initial filing of the lawsuit, had a sudden change of heart and were now willing to change their handgun law.

Fortunately, SCOTUS saw the sham for what it was and denied the city’s motion.

“The City of New York did not respect its citizens’ Second Amendment rights before the Supreme Court granted review in this case and it will not respect them going forward,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA executive director.



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