Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., celebrated the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen to protect the 2nd Amendment by removing the requirement to show proper cause to concealed carry.

“The Supreme Court’s decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen is a huge win for the 2nd Amendment and further enshrines a law-abiding citizen’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms as our Founding Fathers intended,” Duncan said.

“This is the most important case involving the 2nd Amendment in more than a decade, and I applaud the Court in upholding the Constitution and agree with Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion that the 2nd and 14th Amendments ‘protect an individual's right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.’ I was proud to join many of my House colleagues to sign an amicus brief to the Court last year in support of this significant case to defend the 2nd Amendment.”

“Our Founders never intended the government to impose restrictions upon the 2nd Amendment, and this monumental decision will have bearing over the Democrats’ radical, gun-grabbing attempts to infringe on a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms and will allow more Americans to defend themselves and protect others through concealed carry,” Duncan said.

“This will likely have the most impact on Left-leaning states like California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Hawaii, which will no longer have the authority to pick and choose which citizens can keep and bear arms through an arbitrary requirement. Our country is safer when law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves and their families through their constitutional right to carry.”