The State of New York has put in its response in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen case that will be heard in November. The New York state response brief starts off making this point:
“In 1897, this Court said that it had already long been ‘
It is interesting that J. Michael Luttig, a retired federal Appeals Court Judge and lead author of the brief, doesn’t even try to address the fact that the same court that made that decision was the same court that made the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson. That decision is one of the most racist decisions ever by the Supreme Court.
Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896) Segregated facilities for blacks and whites are constitutional under the separate but equal doctrine. That decision held that as long as the separate facilities were equal in quality, such separation was not unconstitutional. The Crime Prevention Research Center’s Amicus brief explains why these discretionary concealed handgun laws have been racist.
Note that there was no change in the membership of the court between these two decisions. Justice John Marshall Harlan was the member who dissented in both of these cases, and the racist history of concealed carry prohibitions prevented blacks from being able to protect themselves. The Luttig brief also doesn’t deal with the fact that even if people weren’t allowed to carry concealed, they were still allowed to carry openly.
The post State of New York Relies on Past Racist Court to argue for Discretionary Concealed Handgun Laws where people must provide a “good reason” to obtain a permit appeared first on Crime Prevention Research Center.
This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://crimeresearch.org and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact USSANews.com using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu.