Congressman Keller supports Supreme Court case against states’ unconstitutional gun control laws

July 20, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) spoke at a press conference alongside members of the House Republican Conference opposing the unconstitutional gun control measures that will be challenged in the upcoming Supreme Court case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Corlett.


New York law currently requires concealed carry applicants to provide justification for their need of a permit, allowing the state to arbitrarily reject requests. Similar laws exist in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.


NYSRPA v. Corlett will decide if New York’s law requiring this justification for individuals applying for a concealed-carry license violates the Second Amendment. 


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Congressman Keller also joined more than 160 of his Republican colleagues in signing on to the NYSRPA v. Corlett Supreme Court Amicus Brief led by Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) to advocate for law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights.


On the case, Congressman Keller made the following statement:


“Every law-abiding American has the constitutional right to keep and bear arms for self-protection, irrespective of the political agendas of liberal states seeking to restrict those rights. It is not up to the states to pick and choose which constitutional rights to uphold and which to ignore. I am proud to join my Republican colleagues in advocating for law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights, which are enshrined in our Constitution and paid for by the sacrifices of our servicemembers.”


NYSRPA v. Corlett will be heard during the Supreme Court’s next term, which begins October 1, 2021.


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