Supreme Court strikes down New York concealed gun law in 6-3 decision

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New York Daily News

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that New York’s century-old concealed-carry handgun law violates the Second Amendment, a finding long feared by local officials who viewed the law as a linchpin in efforts to curb the proliferation of pistols on New York City streets. The 6-to-3 decision, which was the court’s most significant gun-rights ruling in more than a decade, rejected the state’s Sullivan Act, a regulation that limited concealed-carry handgun licenses to New Yorkers with specific self-defense needs. The court’s conservative majority was widely expected to gut the gun law after hintin…

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