Reactions to SCOTUS’ Gun Case: The Second Amendment’s “Text and History” Should be the Standard

April 26, 2021
For immediate release

Reactions to SCOTUS’ Gun Case: The Second Amendment’s “Text and History” Should be the Standard

Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) released the following statement after the Supreme Court agreed to hear the first gun-related case in over a decade. This case, NY State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. Corlett, concerns New York’s restrictive “may issue” permitting system, which establishes onerous and near unattainable standards to bear arms outside the home in the Empire State.

GOA immediately reacted on Twitter, stating: “Gun owners are delighted to hear that #SCOTUS has decided to take up another 2A case.”  GOA said that it hopes the Supreme Court will use “the 2A as their guide and strike down infringing ‘may issue’ permitting systems.”

Aidan Johnston, GOA’s Director of Federal Affairs, celebrated SCOTUS taking up the case by tweeting: “SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.”

Jordan Stein, GOA’s Director of Communications, emphasized the importance of the case, tweeting: “This is a big deal. SCOTUS must … strike down so-called ‘may issue’ carry permitting systems.”

Erich Pratt, Senior Vice President of Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), stated:

The Supreme Court has “kicked the can” on the Second Amendment for far too long. The time has come for the Court to stand for the Constitution and Bill of Rights and strike down onerous “may issue” carry restrictions. To ensure that the “text and history” — as outlined in the Heller case — is heard before the Court, GOA and GOF will be filing an amicus brief in this case.

GOA spokespeople are available for interviews. Gun Owners of America, and its sister organization Gun Owners Foundation, are nonprofits dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.

— GOA —