WASHINGTON – Gun owners in New York were dealt a setback when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their case against the state of New York.
New York passed a law that banned New Yorkers from carrying handguns outside their home. This law forces New Yorkers to give the state a special reason to obtain a concealed carry gun license.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose state office defended the concealed carry law so far, said that this development is “a victory for families across New York who are rightly concerned about the scourge of gun violence that all too often plagues our communities.”
Within the past few years, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of protecting Second Amendment rights. Chicago and the District of Columbia’s stringent gun control laws were struck down, which had restricted the carrying of firearms.
The rejected case is Kachalsky v. Cacace, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 12-845.
This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission.
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