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d To Carry Our
e Need It Most?
You might think that " proper
cause " would include the exercise
of the Second Amendment right to
bear arms for self-defense. But you'd
be wrong. In Orwellian New (York)
speak, " proper cause " means whatever
government offi cials want it to
mean. As explained in Kachalsky
v. County of Westchester (2nd Cir.
2012), one must " demonstrate a special
need for self-protection distinguishable
from that of the general
community. " A desire " to protect
one's person and property " and " living
or being employed in a highcrime
area " do not suffice.
As that court remarked, licensing
offi cers are " vested with considerable
Photo: Leo Patrizi / iStock
discretion " in deciding whether
" proper cause " exists. " Considerable
discretion, " that is, in whether you
may exercise a constitutional right.
If you're in the Big Apple or in some
other areas of the state, you don't
qualify unless you're a big shot, a
celebrity or an infl uence peddler.
Or maybe you haven't paid the
right bribe. " A former city cop
spilled his guts ... telling Manhattan
jurors about years worth of bribes he
and his fellow offi cers received for
doling out gun permits-everything
from cash, prostitutes and expensive
watches to baseball memorabilia
and exotic vacations, " reported the
New York Post in April of 2018.
New York is one of eight " may-issue "
states that do not recognize the
right to bear arms as a right at all.
Forty-two states recognize the right
by shall-issue or constitutional-carry
laws. In 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court
had a chance to right the wrong as
applied to New Jersey in Rogers v.
Grewal, but declined to hear the case.
Justice Clarence Th omas, joined by
Justice Brett Kavanaugh, dissented,
noting the need " to provide lower
courts with much-needed guidance,
ensure adherence to our precedents
and resolve a Circuit split. "
Instead of deciding whether a law
violates the right to bear arms based
on the constitutional text, history
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