Supreme Court hears New York gun rights case

by Jordyn Pair · Dec 2nd, 2019 3:02 pm
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Last Updated Dec 2nd, 2019 at 11:22 pm

The United States Supreme court held oral arguments on Monday regarding a New York City gun control law.

The law bans gunowners from taking their licensed, locked, and unloaded handguns outside the city except to certain authorized small arms ranges or shooting clubs.

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is challenging the law, citing the Second Amendment. The city is arguing that the court should dismiss the case because the law is no longer enforced.

🔦 In 2010, the court agreed with an opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia that said individuals had the right to own and bear firearms. The court has largely declined to take up more gun rights cases since then.