[WASHINGTON, D.C., 07/21/2021]- The League for Sportsmen, Law Enforcement and Defense (“The League”), a newly formed Carey Committee, is urging the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Second Amendment in a case the Supreme Court is set to hear this fall, arguing that New York gun law violates the right to bear arms under the Constitution. The League submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court as they reviewed the latest appeal.
This brief states: ““Going Armed” in the statute of Northampton is a medieval term of art referring to wearing body protecting armour, not the carrying of firearms or other weapons. Several federal appellate decisions interpreting the phrase “bear arms” in the Second Amendment… have simply assumed, without any evidence, that “going armed” meant carrying weapons.”
The League for Sportsmen, Law Enforcement and Defense (“The League”) was formed to defend individual Americans’ inalienable rights, as set forth in the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution, including the right to keep and bear arms. Every American has the right to protect his home, family, and bodily person. Our supporters recognize that firearms ownership is integral to preserving the Constitution and the values enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. The League supports trained, responsible law enforcement officers, in tandem with an armed citizenry, as essential to maintaining a free and civilized society. The League promotes the rule of law, guided by the values of the American Founders, and advocates for judges, prosecutors, and legislators who carry out their responsibilities in a manner consistent with those values.
“Opponents of the 2nd Amendment have been erroneously citing English law and history for decades now to support the premise that the Statute of Northampton regulated firearms when, in fact, firearms hadn’t even been invented at that time,” stated the Counsel of Record that penned the amicus. “Our brief seeks to correct this historical error in light of the actual text and function of that English law. This contribution to the New York State Rifle & Pistol case is unique because it corrects a significant misunderstanding of the historical record that has been misused for over a century.”
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