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Supreme Court To Hear Major Gun Case About Right To Carry.

The United States Supreme Court is hearing a major gun case having to do with the right to carry a firearm.

New York residents need special permission to carry a firearm for protection. The case is called New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett.

As Vox explains:

...to obtain an unrestricted license to carry, New York courts have established that an applicant must “demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community or of persons engaged in the same profession.

The law that requires special permission in New York has been in place since 1913.

This decision won't rule on whether or not the Second Amendment allows for concealed or open carry. Instead, The High Court decision will only determine, 'whether the State’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.'

The Second Amendment reads, 'a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.'

Shall not be infringed. We shall see.

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