New York had a law that prohibited adults from generally carrying a firearm (including a concealed handgun) upon their person in New York without a state-issued license. These licenses were only issued upon proof of “good moral character” and “proper cause.” This is frequently referred to as a “may issue” licensing scheme, which is not based on objective criteria.
It’s clear what the intent of those opposing the 2nd Amendment ultimately will be. A systematic removal of Rights, justified by manipulation of emotion and politicized redefinition of language. Let’s imagine what that means to the public.
Liberty First Foundation NY Chapter president Michael Vass addresses free and compelled speech at SUNY Broome
And hanging in the balance of the fight for the high ground in the Supreme Court is our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for the lawful purpose of self-defense.
August 20, 2018 – Vestal, NY – This is an amended transcript of a speech, made by M V Consulting Inc and Liberty First Foundation NY Chapter president Michael “Vass” Vasquez to the members of the Americans for Restoring the Constitution (AFRTC) and the general public at the Vestal Public Library.
How can we expect the United States Supreme Court to protect our Second Amendment rights us when they are not even willing to defend their own precedents?
Today I was reflecting on the U.S. Appeals court conceding that the 2nd Amendment allows for the open carrying of a gun, it felt like a victory, kind of sort of like one. Well honestly more like a re-affirmation of obviousness than a victory, but still it wasn’t a defeat. Or was it?
The Bill of Rights needs a conservative Supreme Court and the left will do everything they can to prevent it. Do not let them defeat us.
We believe in the rule of law, that gives Police and Prosecutors great power to enforce the laws of our nation, but when that same power is used to deprive citizens of their Constitutional or statutory rights, it destroys the public trust in the very institutions that form the fabric of our Republic.
This is the Tyranny nobody wants! I hope it never happens, but if it does, life in the United States of America will be radically different in the aftermath of the repeal of the Second Amendment. And not different, in a good way!