Supreme Court to take up New York case on right to carry gun for self-defense

The justices said Monday they'll review a lower-court ruling that upheld New York’s restrictive gun permit law.

Posted: Apr 26, 2021 11:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.

The case will be argued in the fall and marks the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice Amy Coney Barrett came on board in October, making a 6-3 conservative majority.

The justices said Monday they'll review a lower-court ruling that upheld New York’s restrictive gun permit law.

New York is among eight states that limit who has the right to carry a weapon in public. The others are: California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

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