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Supreme Court to hear concealed carry case

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Supreme Court to hear concealed carry case

New York is one of eight states with strict limits on who can bear a weapon in public places. The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to review a state law that restricts the rights of citizens to carry a concealed firearm in public.

What’s the outlook? Lower courts have upheld the law, and in the past, the high court has declined to review it. But that was before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death. The justices will likely hear an appeal sometime in the fall. Paul Clement, representing challengers to New York’s permit law, said the court should use the case to settle the issue once and for all. But the state of New York called on the court to reject the appeal, claiming its law promotes public safety.

Dig deeper: Listen to Sarah Schweinsberg’s report on The World and Everything in It podcast about Democrats’ renewed gun-control efforts.

Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.



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