Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court announced it will consider New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs. Corlett, 20-843. The New York State Pistol and Rifle Association brought the case, backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), before the Supreme Court to declare whether there is a constitutional right to carry a weapon outside the home, challenging New York’s gun control law that requires those who seek a permit to carry a concealed weapon show a special need for self-defense.
Congresswoman Stefanik released the following statement: “My strong and consistent record of standing up for the Second Amendment Rights of my constituents in the North Country has proudly earned me an A+ rating from the NRA, the highest of any member of the New York Delegation. I cannot overstate the importance of the Supreme Court’s consideration of this case for law-abiding gun owners in New York State, especially as Governor Cuomo, President Biden, and Democrats across the country continue to impose strict, unconstitutional gun control measures. The Constitution is clear – the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. I am hopeful the Supreme Court will rule in favor of that constitutional truth and protect the right of law-abiding New Yorkers and Americans to defend themselves, regardless of where they are."