The Supreme Court strikes down New York’s weapons law on concealed weapons

Written by Javed Iqbal

The Supreme Court cracked down on the New York State’s system for issuing licenses for concealed weapons, ruling that the centuries-old law requiring applicants to demonstrate “real cause” and “good moral character” violates the Second Amendment.

6-3 the decision in the caseNew York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. The bridge, marks the largest expansion of gun rights since 2010, when the court sought nationwide a 2008 judgment establishing an individual right to armed self-defense inside the home. It calls into question similar laws in at least eight other states and the District of Columbia, where the authorities have a significant discretion in issuing licenses for concealed weapons.

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