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Supreme Court Hears Gun Rights Case

Headline Roundup December 2nd, 2019

The Supreme Court heard its first major gun rights case since 2008 Monday, as the nine justices listened to arguments in an appeal by three New York City gun owners and the state's National Rifle Association affiliate. The challenge is aimed at a now-defunct NYC provision that prevented lawful gun owners from bringing their firearms outside of the city; gun rights advocates say that provision violated their Second Amendment rights. The ruling is due in June.

Most reports, especially from left and center-rated outlets, focused on the events of Monday's hearing, which reportedly indicated that the court is unlikely to issue a major ruling in regards to the case.

Supreme Court Hears Gun Rights Case

From the Right
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The Supreme Court took up its first major gun control case in nearly a decade on Monday, hearing arguments in a dispute between a gun advocacy group and New York over a statute that restricted the transportation of firearms outside city limits -- even when licensed, locked and unloaded.

The city's statute was later amended but the court heard arguments over the original measure anyway, in a case that could have ramifications for local gun laws. The fact the high court even considered the case -- New York State Rifle...

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From the Left
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The Supreme Court seemed unlikely Monday to be heading for a major ruling on Second Amendment rights after hearing courtroom arguments in a dispute over a New York City gun restriction — a law no longer on the books.

Because New York repealed the law after the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, the city argued that the case should be dismissed as moot because there's nothing left to fight over. Based on the comments by the justices Monday, it did not seem that a majority was willing to...

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed unlikely to deliver a major win for gun-rights activists during arguments on Monday in the first significant Second Amendment case the justices have heard in nearly a decade.

The case was challenging a New York City gun regulation that barred the transport of handguns outside of the city, even to a second home or firing range. After the court agreed to hear the case, though, the city did away with the regulation and the state passed a law that prevented the city from reviving...

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