The application would be denied if the official did not consider the cause “proper” enough
Victory For The 2nd Amendment – Supreme Court Sides With U.S. Constitution
Jesse Martin with 100 Percent Fed Up reports:
A highly restrictive New York gun law was struck down by the US Supreme Court today
A 6-3 ruling against an overly restrictive New York gun law was issued by the US Supreme Court today, striking the law down as being unconstitutionally restrictive.
The law in question pertained to acquiring a license for concealed carrying of a handgun in New York and required an applicant to show “proper cause” in seeking a license, and gave discretion to New York officials. The application would be denied if the official did not consider the cause “proper” enough. Wanting to protect oneself or one’s property was not regarded as a sufficient cause.
In short, an exceptionally liberal or anti-gun official could summarily deny all applications, infringing on the applicant’s Second Amendment rights if they chose to do so. Furthermore, requiring highly specific reasoning, coupled with an inherently arbitrary system, meant that the right to defend oneself was violated.