Gun rights expanded in US after Supreme Court overturns NY handgun law

Gun rights expanded in US after Supreme Court overturns NY handgun law

Washington: In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defence, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed in cities and beyond. The ruling on Thursday (US time) came with recent mass shootings fresh in the nation’s mind and gun control being debated in Congress and states.

About a quarter of the US population lives in states expected to be affected by the ruling, which struck down a New York gun law. The high court’s first major gun decision in more than a decade came on a 6-3 split with the court’s conservatives in the majority and liberals in dissent.

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