High Court Seems Ready To Strike Down New York Gun Law

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, as television cameras are set up. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a gun rights case that centers on New York’s restrictive gun permit law and whether limits the state has placed on carrying a gun in public violate the Second Amendment. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

(AP) — The Supreme Court seems ready to strike down a restrictive New York gun permitting law. But the justices also seem worried that a broad ruling could threaten gun restrictions on subways, bars, stadiums and other gathering places.

The court was hearing arguments in its biggest guns case in more than a decade. It’s a dispute over whether New York’s law violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

Chief Justice John Roberts and other conservative members of the court suggested New York’s law goes too far.


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