Supreme Court: N.Y. gun law may be enforced while challenges continue

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from The Washington Post,

The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday that New York’s new restrictions on carrying a concealed firearm can be enforced while legal challenges to the law continue.

It was the first time the court has dealt with legal challenges arising from its watershed decision in June that the Second Amendment generally protects the rights of law-abiding Americans to carry a handgun outside the home for self-defense.

In that case, the court’s conservatives prevailed in a 6-3 decision that struck a New York law requiring a special need for carrying a weapon and that put at risk similar laws in Maryland, California, New Jersey, Hawaii and Massachusetts. The 2022 ruling is likely to make it easier to carry guns in some of the nation’s biggest cities.

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