New lawsuit filed challenging the Sullivan Act

The Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition have filed the first post-ACB confirmation lawsuit challenging the Sullivan Act.

According to the press release:

“… The lawsuit challenges the inability of ordinary law-abiding citizens to obtain licenses to carry handguns in New York City. While honest citizens have a fundamental right to bear arms for self-protection, the complaint explains, the New York Police Department requires applicants to provide a “proper cause,” which amounts to demonstrating a special or heightened need. As arbitrarily enforced, this requirement prevents average citizens from obtaining a carry permit, which violates their fundamental right to bear arms outside the home … “Like the lawsuit against New Jersey’s carry ban we filed earlier this week, we are suing New York City over their unconstitutional ban that prevents typical, law-abiding people from carry loaded, operable handguns on their person in public places,” explained attorney Adam Kraut, FPC’s Director of Legal Strategy …”

The case is titled Greco v. City of New York.

According to an associate of mine the case is assigned to Judge Lewis Liman, who builds on family traditions. His father was Arthur Liman, the chief counsel to the Democrat-led Senate during the Iran-Contra investigations and hearings. Notwithstanding being a Trump appointee, his pedigree and political history including donations are all solidly Democrat.  We should assume plaintiffs are trying to build their case for the Supreme Court since they should expect to make nothing but bad law at best until then.

Here are links to Justia and PacerMonitor for this case.

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