The last thing New York needs is for every Tom, Dick and Harriet on the street to be carrying.
Moreover, the argument for reasonable restrictions on the Second Amendment is hardly new. Indeed, many conservative legal experts support New York’s law, noting that government regulations on guns go back centuries and that the Founders meant for that tradition to continue when they drafted the Second Amendment; never did they intend to provide every American with an unchecked right to carry firearms whenever and wherever they liked.
The Supremes can — must — let New York protect itself, whether by simply upholding New York’s law, or, if they find it unconstitutionally broad (as seems likely based on their questioning during the case), ordering modest tweaks. One possibility: Grant the state the right to limit public spaces where guns are allowed.
But forcing New York to let anyone at all carry a firearm anywhere they want, no questions asked, is a recipe for disaster.
– Post Editorial Board in Pray the Supreme Court Doesn’t Leave NY Defenseless To Control Flood of Weapons on Streets