LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued a statement following a major victory for Second Amendment rights in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. In a 6-3 vote, the United States Supreme Court struck down New York’s severely restrictive firearm license regime. In 2021, Attorney General Rutledge and 25 other state attorneys general filed an amicus brief arguing that New York’s restrictions violated the fundamental right to self-defense outside the home and were unconstitutional.
“This is a major victory for our Second Amendment rights, and as the mother of a young daughter, I will always protect our right to defend our families,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “As Arkansas Attorney General, I have a duty to protect Arkansans and to make sure our fundamental, constitutional rights are not violated.”
Read the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen here.