A US Supreme Court police officer stands in front of gun-rights protesters outside the Supreme Court on Monday, December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC, US.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that requires applicants to have a “reasonable reason” license to carry a concealed carry gun.
The ruling marks a significant victory for gun rights advocates, who challenged New York’s restrictive law that made it a crime to carry a concealed firearm without a license.
Six conservative Supreme Court justices voted to invalidate the law, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing the majority opinion in the case. Three liberals on the court voted to uphold the law, with Justice Stephen Breuer writing a dissenting opinion on the decision.
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