Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has signed a Congressional amicus brief, led by Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22), to the United States Supreme Court challenging New York State’s conceal carry restrictions on law-abiding gunowners.
The case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Corlett, challenges the state’s denial of concealed-carry licenses for self-defense and asks the Supreme court to declare whether there is a constitutional right to carry a weapon outside the home.
“Law-abiding gun owners in New York State continue to have their Second Amendment rights threatened by Governor Cuomo’s unconstitutional policies,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This case comes at a crucial time, as the Far-Left continues to push gun control measures, including gun bans, during a surge in violent crimes across the country. I am proud to join my colleagues in sending this brief to the Supreme Court as they consider this important case and urge the court to uphold our constitutional right to bear arms.”
“We thank Chairwoman Stefanik for raising attention to the issues in this case and for her diligent work in support of our Second Amendment rights. We also thank Congresswoman Tenney for leading her House colleagues in sending this amicus brief to the Supreme Court. With violent crime skyrocketing in New York, the sacred right to protect yourself and your family has never been more important.” - Tom King, Executive Director of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association
Congresswoman Stefanik has been a strong supporter of Second Amendment protections and she most recently introduced the Second Amendment Guarantee Act, legislation that would override New York’s unconstitutional SAFE Act.
Read a copy of the amicus brief here.