Supreme Court Takes Up Major NRA-Backed Gun Rights Case

The Supreme Court has decided to take up a major, National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed lawsuit that challenges a New York law restricting individuals from carrying concealed handguns in public. It’s been more than 10 years since the Supreme Court weighed in on a significant case involving the Second Amendment, coming in the wake of President Joe Biden’s and top Democrats’ recent push for more gun-control initiatives, including bans on so-called ghost guns, proposing models for “red flag” laws, and expanding and lengthening background checks. “The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: Whether the State’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment,”┬áreads a brief order (pdf) from the high court on April 26. Over the years, the NRA and other gun rights groups have criticized the Supreme Court for not taking up any major lawsuits relating to the …

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