Court Victory in Rhode Island

Clayton Cramer is reporting that the Rhode Island Supreme Court has struck down the state’s may-issue permitting regime. This is a short opinion, and not one based on the Second Amendment, but rather the right to keep and bear arms provision of the Rhode Island Constitution, and previous case law in that state. It does not squash the “good cause” requirement under Rhode Island law entirely, but the court would seem to take a very liberal reading of it. The Court quashes the Chief of Police’s denial, and orders him to reconsider the case, offering the plaintiff the right to come back into court if he is unsatisfied with the final decision. The Court doesn’t come out and say it directly, but it would appear he’ll get his permit.

2 Responses to “Court Victory in Rhode Island”

  1. Patrick H says:

    Wow! That’s great news. Many state provisions are stronger than the Federal one. And if courts do their jobs- like this one- many regulations would fall.

  2. Some of that previous case law is Mosby v. Devine (R.I. 2004) which cites some of my work,