US Supreme Court strikes down law restricting gun rights in New York

Justice Clarence Thomas said Americans had the right to bear “common-use” arms for defense under the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

The United States Supreme Court has overturned a court ruling that restricted gun rights in New York.

New York state law required people who wanted a gun license to show that they had “good cause” to carry a concealed firearm and that they were in “special or unique” danger.

The Supreme Court struck down the law, voting 6-3, saying it violated the constitutional right to bear arms.

Currently, the court is made up of six Conservative Lead Justices and three Liberal Justices.

The ruling could affect other states with strict rules on concealed carry licenses.

Justice Clarence Thomas said Americans had the right to bear “common-use” arms for defense under the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

America’s powerful gun lobby, the NRA, on Thursday welcomed the ruling.

“NRA wins SCOTUS case!” the National Rifle Association tweeted, using the acronym for the United States Supreme Court.

The court’s decision will prove controversial in the wake of the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, a month ago.

Nineteen young children and two teachers were killed when an 18-year-old broke into the school with a semi-automatic rifle. He also shot his grandmother.

Originally published as US Supreme Court strikes down law restricting gun rights in New York

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