SAF and Alan Gura targeting Westchester County, NY

They’re going after the “may issue” part of NY state law.

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against Westchester County, New York and its handgun permit licensing officers, seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement of a state law that allows carry licenses to be denied because applicants cannot show “good cause.”

The press release says it’s a “carry license” but several people in comments at Snowflakes in Hell have said that in NY the carry license is required just to own a handgun, and it gets ‘endorsed’ as to where you can carry (i.e., home only, home and business, hunting and target shooting, unrestricted, etc.).

The primary issue, of course, is discretionary issue of a license for a Constitutional Right. As disturbing as the idea of licensing a Constitutional Right is, the field isn’t quite “ripe” yet to eliminate it. Tackling “may issue” for mere ownership, however, is a logical next step.

(h/t Sebastian at Snowflakes in Hell)

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