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World Cruz and 24 Senate Republicans file amicus brief defending Second Amendment right to carry

01:55  21 july  2021
01:55  21 july  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

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Ted Cruz and two dozen Senate Republicans , including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, filed an amicus brief Tuesday in a Second Amendment case the Supreme Court is set to hear this fall, arguing that New York gun law violates the right to bear arms under the Constitution. "The Second Amendment ’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms cannot be second-guessed by legislators across the country who simply disagree with the choice the Framers made," they wrote. Cruz and McConnell were joined by GOP Sens. John Barrasso, Marsha Blackburn, John Boozman, Mike

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EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz and two dozen Senate Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, filed an amicus brief Tuesday in a Second Amendment case the Supreme Court is set to hear this fall, arguing that New York gun law violates the right to bear arms under the Constitution.

Cruz and his GOP colleagues filed a brief in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which the Supreme Court granted cert for in April.

The high court, in its October 2021 term, is set to consider whether the Second Amendment allows the government to prohibit ordinary law-abiding citizens from carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense.

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New York law prohibits carrying a firearm outside the home without a license and then makes it extremely difficult to get a license. New York requires people to show cause why they should get a license.

The Republican senators argued that the New York law violates the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, arguing that the point of including this right in the Constitution was so that the decision would be taken out of the hands of state and federal legislators.

"Legislators—whether in Albany or Washington D.C.—have neither the power nor the authority to second-guess the policy judgments made by the Framers and enshrined in the Constitution," Cruz and his Republican colleagues wrote in the amicus brief.

"Firearms policy can be complex, and members of Congress, like state and local officials, may disagree vehemently," they wrote. "But elected officials swear to support and defend the Constitution and so much respect when the Framers took a decision out of their hands.

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1 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN GUN OWNERS AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GUN RIGHTS IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (RMGO) and the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) respectfully submit this amicus curiae brief in support of SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT This Court has correctly decided that the Second Amendment protects the individual right to keep and bear arms; however, as this Court interprets that right in this and subsequent cases, it should be mindful that the right is fundamentally important to American

Accordingly, the Brady Center submits this Amicus Curiae brief in support of the State Departments position All parties have consented to the filing of this brief . The court rejected an argument that the Second Amendment only guarantees a right to keep and bear Having concluded that the core Second Amendment guarantee provided an individual right to possess a firearm, and to carry a

"The Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms cannot be second-guessed by legislators across the country who simply disagree with the choice the Framers made," they wrote.

Cruz and McConnell were joined by GOP Sens. John Barrasso, Marsha Blackburn, John Boozman, Mike Braun, John Cornyn, Tom Cotton, Kevin Cramer, Mike Crapo, Steve Daines, Josh Hawley, John Hoeven, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Jim Inhofe, Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Cynthia Lummis, Roger Marshall, Jerry Moran, Jim Risch, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, and Thom Tillis in their brief.

New York is among eight states that limit who has the right to carry a weapon in public. The others are: California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

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