- Some states and cities, New York comes to mind, require you to justify owning a handgun. A local police chief or judge can deny your request for a permit, in many instances without giving cause.
With the Supreme Court ruling you no longer have to justify to an official the reason you want a permit. They will have to issue you a permit unless you have a criminal record or have mental problems. A person Dishonorable Discharged from the service is still not allowed to own a firearm, nor are those with a misdemeanor spouse abuse conviction.
- You will not be required to secure your firearms in the home, as they must be immediately available for self defense.
States/Cities can Implement Reasonable Firearm Laws
- States/Cities will not be required to issue concealed carry permits.
- States/Cities can still restrict firearms from schools and such.
- You can be required to register all firearms.
- You can be required to attend firearm safety classes.
- You can be required to have insurance coverage.
- You can be required to report stolen firearms.
- Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines can be banned.
States and Cities will push the meaning of RESONABLE. A yearly firearms safety course requirement may be deemed reasonable, but not a requirement to take a class every three months. A $250 cost for a permit may be deemed reasonable, but not $2,500. Such cases will surely have a day in court.
I suggest you keep an eye on Chicago. See what they consider reasonable when they get finished rewriting there gun laws. You may not agree, you may even get a bit upset. Don't be surprised to find that a person with a handgun permit can only carry to the range.
States and cities will hope for a change in the makeup of the Supreme Court in the next two or three years so there version of RESONABLE passes mustard.
A good read...
But for a landmark, this one will have remarkably little impact. The Courts are likely to uphold the vast majority of gun control laws currently on the books.