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Supreme Court hears gun rights case

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/02/19, 12:08 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday is holding oral arguments in a challenge to a New York City law that affects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. The law prohibits people from taking their licensed, locked, and unloaded handguns from their homes to locations outside the city, except to certain authorized small arms ranges or shooting clubs.

What do the sides want? Gun rights groups, namely the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, hope the high court will reinforce the Second Amendment right to own and carry guns. Meanwhile, the city argues that the court should dismiss the case because New York no longer enforces the rule. In 2010, the court agreed with a 2008 landmark opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia that an individual has a right to keep a handgun at home for self-protection. But since then, the court has largely avoided taking up gun issues.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Stew about how mass shootings this year caused division among the legislative and executive branches of government over how to handle gun issues.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 12/02/2019 03:04 pm

    Residents of New York—and similarly Constitutionally hindered locales—either must learn to love living under tyranny, or leave. Your individual rights don’t matter to those in control.  

    Unless, of course, the individual rights you want are related to sex, drugs, or living on funds confiscated from the productive members of society. 

    Posted: Mon, 12/02/2019 03:56 pm

    LOL - Target has a deal on CYBER MONDAY where you can buy 2 get 1 free Nerf Blasters. There are 90 to choose from.

    They look like the guns people are banning. They have large clips of nerfs darts. You know like the muti-firing real guns.

    They also have one that looks like a rocket launcher. 

    Do you think they are selling these in California? Are people protesting?