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US Supreme Court strikes down New York's limits on concealed guns

The decision represents the court's most important statement on gun rights in more than a decade

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional New York state's limits on carrying concealed handguns in public, handing a landmark victory to gun rights advocates in a nation deeply divided over how to address firearms violence.

The 6-3 ruling, with the court's conservative justices in the majority and liberal justices in dissent, found that the state's law, enacted in 1913, violated a person’s right to ‘keep and bear arms’ under the US Constitution’s Second Amendment.

The justices overturned a lower court ruling throwing out a challenge to the law by two gun owners and the New York

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First Published: Jun 24 2022 | 2:00 AM IST

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