The Supreme Court’s infamous 2007 decision DC vs Heller recognized the Second Amendment established a right to bear arms in self-defense. But in the years since, the high court has hardly taken any gun rights cases further fleshing out this precedent—leaving loopholes states have exploited to restrict citizens’ right to self-defense.
In a seismic 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court just struck down a New York scheme that heavily restricted citizens’ right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.
The New York policy in question was its “may issue” approach to concealed carry permit applications, which allow citizens to carry a concealed pistol on their person for self-defense. Many states have a permitting process—others have “constitutional carry”—but New York’s was particularly extreme. Not only did it require a basic background check and gun safety certification like many states do, it allowed government officials to deny the application unless the applicant could “demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community.”
That’s right: It made a mockery of our rights and treated them as a privilege, only granting permits to celebrities or people who had explicitly been threatened. Living in a high-crime area or generally wanting to exercise your right to defend yourself wasn’t good enough. This was essentially a way the state worked around the Second Amendment to heavily limit our ability to bear arms.
Thankfully, Justice Clarence Thomas just took a flamethrower to this subjective, unjust system. The court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen strikes down the New York scheme and affirms that “the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home” without needing to accommodate the subjective whims of some bureaucrat.
“We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need,” Justice Thomas writes. “That is not how the First Amendment works when it comes to unpopular speech or the free exercise of religion. It is not how the Sixth Amendment works when it comes to a defendant’s right to confront the witnesses against him. And it is not how the Second Amendment works when it comes to public carry for self-defense.”
“New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment in that it prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms,” the majority opinion concludes.
This is a big win for liberty.
The right to life is an inherent human right, and the right to defend your own life from would-be violence is inherent to that right. This is exactly what the Second Amendment was meant to enshrine. It’s great that the Supreme Court is at long last standing up for our inherent right to self-defense—and standing against petty bureaucrats who would leave us at their mercy.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a dispute over voter ID laws in North Carolina.
The nation’s highest court announced in a brief that it will hear a case over whether Republican lawmakers in North Carolina can intervene to defend the state’s voter ID law from lawsuits.
Republican lawmakers say the state’s Democratic Attorney General John Stein is not properly defending the law from legal challenges brought by the NAACP and other groups who claim it violates the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.
Oral arguments will be in 2023, with a ruling expected by July, 2023. – https://buncombe.nc.gop/nc_voter_id_at_us_supreme_court
Resolution to Close Republican Party Primaries in North Carolina
Whereas, the current North Carolina practice of holding open primaries could allow non-Republicans to pick the North Carolina Republican Party candidates for the general election,
Whereas, the North Carolina republican Party CAN CLOSE their primary as per: SS 1163 119 which gives the North Carolina Republican Party the power and right to withdraw its permission for open primaries, and it must do by action of the State Executive Committee, simply by the NC GOP Chairman reporting to the State Board of Elections no later then first day of the December preceding the primary when the withdrawal is to become effective.
Whereas, the groups/parties of voters are as 5/28/22:
The fastest growing group/party is the Unaffiliated. Why? Because the Unaffiliated can vote in a primary for candidates in the Democratic or the Republican party. If, they had no choice of voting in the Democratic or Republican party primary as Unaffiliated they would HAVE to register as Democratic or Republican to vote in a primary. As Democratic or Republican candidates are the only candidates that can be realistically elected to office and wish to have a say in Democratic or Republican primaries they would have to register as Democratic or Republican. Therefore, INCREASING the size of both parties. A win for both parties.
If, the Republican Party wishes to grow it must CLOSE the primary. As the numbers show die as there is no reason to register as a Republican.
Whereas, the process to re-register as a Republican is as easy as it was to register as an Unaffiliated in the first place.
Whereas, primaries are to elect a parties candidates that will most likely support the principles and platform of the North Carolina Republican Party.
Therefore be it resolved, that upon passage of this Resolution to close Republican primaries in North Carolina, our North Carolina Republican Party Chair will forward a certified letter to the North Carolina Board of Elections stating that the North Carolina Republican Executive Committee has approved the closing of the Republican primaries to all non-republican voters as of the date of said vote.
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So, one way to destroy the World economy is to create a virus that shuts down most of the worlds production of food, energy, and production of product many people need, etc. to create a high inflation rate which makes the World economy worst. Supply and demand controls prices, high demand for product but a small supply of product causes prices to raise.
In the USA our government has taken many steps to make life worst for it citizens by shutting down pipelines and oil production and the building of Nuclear plants driving the cost of energy up for all. And then buying oil from the Communists and others that hate us. Therefore helping the Communists and others that hate us. Plus making all kinds of stupid rules that people have lived without just fine for years.
Most of the Worlds problems are created by stupid never held a REAL job government personal and leaders so they can claim to fix problems that would not be unless they created them. Just think of the laws, regulations and rules they make that only make things for you worst that the world did just fine without before they came along.
Unclaimed property consists of bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, bonds, and contents of safe deposit boxes that typically have been abandoned for one to five years. Funds become unclaimed because the company loses track of the consumer, due to an incorrect address or other missing information.
By law, these funds are escheated, or turned over, to the Department of State Treasurer for safekeeping. As new funds are added, the NC Cash database is updated, which means that your name could be listed right now.