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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider whether the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a gun outside the home.

The decision lets stand a federal appeals court decision that upheld New York’s restrictions on carrying guns in public – a law similar to that in nine other states, including California.

Instead, the high court is more likely to await an appeal from Illinois to a federal appeals court ruling that struck down its more restrictive law – one that bans nearly all guns outside the home.

In the New York case, the state attorney general’s office had argued in its brief to the Supreme Court that the lower-court decision should stand. The state has a “compelling interest in public safety and crime prevention” that makes gun regulation necessary, it said.

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