Guns are on the docket in Congress and dozens of state legislatures. Can the Supreme Court be far behind?
The court may decide as early as Monday to consider whether the Second Amendment’s right to keep a gun for self-defense extends outside the home.
The case under consideration is a challenge to New York’s law that requires “proper cause” to carry a weapon in public. Ten states, including California, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland, have similar restrictions. Most have been challenged in court.
Whether it grants the petition from New York or waits for another case, the court is virtually certain to weigh in soon. That’s because lower federal courts have issued split decisions on state laws designed to restrict the prevalence of handguns on the streets.
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