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As for free speech and religion, we have regulations about that too. The classic yelling "fire" in a crowded theater, for example. Withholding medical treatment of children because of the religious preferences of the parents. Etc. Basically, matters of public health/safety that goes beyond the individuals involved (e.g. theater patrons, children, bystanders not wanting to get shot in public, etc).

Of course. No courts have disagreed that states have vast regulatory authority over guns under the Second Amendment. That's why nearly all gun regulations have been upheld, even after Heller. Virtually everything that is a regulation of the right to have firearms has been upheld.

The only gun regulations that have been struck (the single district court judge in California notwithstanding) have been categorical bans on gun ownership or use. DC and Chicago basically banned all handguns - essentially everyone, in every situation, was prohibited from having a handgun. Those regulations were struck down.

That's why the New York law is vulnerable - it pretty much is a total ban on carrying a firearm outside the home. Nothing of similar breadth exists in regulating speech or religion.

Albaby
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