Breaking: Just moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will decide if the Second Amendment includes a constitutional right to carry a concealed handgun outside of your home.
“The Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a major new gun control case next term, accepting a National Rifle Association-backed challenge that asks the court to declare there is a constitutional right to carry a weapon outside the home,” according to The Washington Post.
“The court will hear the challenge to a century-old New York gun control law in the term that begins in October. It is considering a law that requires those who seek a permit to carry a concealed weapon show a special need for self-defense. It is similar to laws in Maryland, Massachusetts and elsewhere that the court in the past has declined to review. [emphasis added]
“But the court’s new conservative majority has signaled it is more receptive to Second Amendment challenges. Several justices have said they are anxious to explore gun rights first acknowledged by the court in 2008, when it ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that individuals have the right to gun ownership for self-defense in their homes. [emphasis added]
“‘Perhaps the single most important unresolved Second Amendment question’ in the time since then, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association says in its brief to the court, ‘is whether the Second Amendment secures the individual right to bear arms for self-defense where confrontations often occur: outside the home.’… [emphasis added]
“The case is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett.”
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