Gearing Up for Big Returns
December 18, 2020- Just this week things started picking up in the world of Second Amendment litigation. We told you last week that CRPA would be engaging with cases all across the country as the Second Amendment once again becomes center stage for our country.
Today, the National Rifle Association (NRA) announced that it will take the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) carry case to the Supreme Court. The state of New York requires gun owners to provide “proper cause” in order to carry a firearm which is an unnecessary restriction for issuing lawful gun owners a carry licenses.
CRPA stands with our brothers and sisters at the NYSRPA and the NRA as we prepare to fight right alongside of them by filing supporting briefs once SCOTUS takes up the case and grants certiorari.
Another extremely important case has already been accepted by SCOTUS. On November 20th the high court agreed to hear Caniglia v. Strom. This case deals with a little known justification for trying to confiscate firearms in the home called the Community Caretakers justification. This case is out of the First Circuit where city officials entered the home of the Petitioner, without warrant, under a community caretaker exception, and confiscated firearms due to a minor domestic argument. This exception is a gradual expansion of a loophole that would allow officials to enter a person’s home for no other reason than claiming protection of the community, which completely bypasses Fourth Amendment protections of citizens.
CRPA will be joining alongside Gun Owners of California and the Second Amendment Law Center in preparing an amicus brief that challenges the government’s attempt to limit Fourth Amendment protections under this exception for warrantless search and seizures.
CRPA is fighting hard to protect the rights of gun owners and we need you in the fight. Please consider making an end of year donation (which is tax deductible) to the Litigation Victory Fund to help us in pushing back against government overreach.