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NY: Two St. Lawrence County Legislators Seeking ‘Test Case’ To Allow More Concealed Handguns
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Two St. Lawrence County legislators are taking steps they hope will allow St. Lawrence County residents to carry concealed handguns in public, and have been conferring with the National Rifle Association to test a new county law in court.
“We’re taking a lot of different approaches to see what the best course is, what would be the right direction to take,” said Joel LaPierre, a Republican from Fowler who represents the 4th District, and one of two sponsors of a local law that is aimed at easing restrictions placed on handgun permits by St. Lawrence County Court Judge Jerome Richards.
|"The law says 'proper cause' should mean 'any legitimate reason, a circumstance or combinations of circumstances justifying the granting of a privilege.'”
That law is unconstitutional on its face, because open carry is not unrestricted.
If unrestricted open carry is allowed, then a permit to conceal is constitutional. If unrestricted open carry is prohibited, then the concealed carry permit must be "shall issue" to be in constitutional compliance.
One way or the other, the people's right to carry for self-defense must be honored.