Supreme Court Strikes New York Gun Law in Major Ruling

Submitted by Harold Saive

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled Thursday that the Constitution provides a right to carry a gun outside the home.

The ruling, a major victory for gun owners, came in a case involving a New York law requiring a concealed carry application to demonstrate a special need for the protection.

NBC News noted gun owners had filed suit maintaining the requirement made it nearly impossible to ordinary citizens to get the license. They claimed that the law turned the Second Amendment into a limited privilege, not a constitutional right.

In a statement on its website, the National Rifle Association applauded the high court’s decision: “The National Rifle Association [NRA] welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision. The court affirmed that the right to bear arms does not stop at a person’s front door. This is the most significant Second Amendment ruling in more than a decade.”

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