SCOTUS Punts on Gun Rights, Declares
New York State Rifle & Pistol Case Moot

By Dan Zimmerman. April 27, 2020

In an effort to avoid an almost sure adverse ruling by the Supreme Court in New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, the city changed the underlying law. It was an obvious and nakedly cynical attempt to have the case declared moot and dodge a likely expansion of gun rights in the United States.

That gambit worked. In a ruling announced this morning, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, has declared the case moot.

Here's the Associated Press's Mark Sherman's report:

The Supreme Court sidestepped a major decision on gun rights Monday in a dispute over New York City's former ban on transporting guns. .....

NYSRPA should never have had to protest such state anti-gun laws that affected transportation in the first place, but they were then duped by the city's changes designed in order to kill their case. The struggles against the numerous attacks on the 2A in New York State seem ever present.


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