A pro-2A group is going to sue Rockland County over its “Mother-May-I” concealed-carry standard.
The organization, known as 2ANYS, is hoping the lawsuit will put a stop to the arbitrary way in which judges issue permits to residents.
As many of you know, New York is a may-issue state. Meaning, one cannot exercise one’s Constitutionally-protected right to bear arms without the consent of bureaucratic overlords.
In many counties, a “reason” is needed to obtain a carry permit. And if that judge (or sheriff) doesn’t like one’s “reason,” one may be denied — even if that individual is a law-abiding citizen with no criminal history.
“I regard them as tyrannical,” Erik Melanson, of 2ANYS Rockland County, told News12.com. “It’s just a way for people up top to have control over the people below them, and that really just drives me crazy.”
Members of the local Orthodox Jewish community have voiced support for the lawsuit, particularly in the wake of a recent knife attack during Hanukkah at a home in Monsey last year.
“People come to realize their ultimate solution for self-defense is the Second Amendment,” Tzvi Waldman told News12.com.
Rockland officials responded to the litigation, saying, “Other than the processing of applications of this type by the county clerk’s office, the matter of conceal carry permits rests entirely with the judiciary, not the county administration.”
Like with no-issue CCW laws that are now extinct, may-issue laws need to go the way of the dinosaurs. Government infringement on fundamental rights is unconstitutional! Period. End of Story.
Check out 2ANYS.com for more information on their Rockland County lawsuit or watch the video below. We wish these guys the best!