Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Second Amendment in a case challenging New York State’s unconstitutional conceal carry restrictions on law-abiding gun owners. Congresswoman Stefanik was a major supporter of the lawsuit and filed an amicus brief in support of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. 

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholds the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and correctly declares New York’s shameful attempt to shred Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers unconstitutional,” Stefanik said. “While the Far-Left continues to push unconstitutional gun control measures as New York’s failed bail reform policies have made our communities more unsafe, this ruling comes at a crucial time. Now, law-abiding gun owners in New York State and across the nation can again exercise their Constitutional right to concealed carry to protect themselves and their families.”

The case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, challenged New York’s denial of concealed carry licenses for self-defense and asked the Supreme Court to declare whether there is a Constitutional right to carry a weapon outside the home.

Stefanik signed an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in this case. Stefanik introduced the Second Amendment Guarantee Act legislation to override New York’s unconstitutional SAFE Act.