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A Case That Could Transform America’s Relationship With Guns

A Case That Could Transform America’s Relationship With Guns

Update: 2021-11-0810
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The U.S. Supreme Court is gearing up to rule on an area of the law that it has been silent on for over a decade: the Second Amendment.

The case under consideration will help decide whether the right to bear arms extends beyond the home and into the streets.

The implications of the decision could be enormous. A quarter of the U.S. population lives in states whose laws might be affected.

Guest: Adam Liptak, a reporter covering the Supreme Court for The New York Times.

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Background reading: 

  • A New York law, which imposes strict limits on carrying guns in public, faced a skeptical reception from the Supreme Court last week. Their questions suggest that the law is unlikely to survive.

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Comments (2)

Sammy Liz

Wondering, with the gun case from NY and the Texas abortion ban...why do we need police if citizens are being allowed to take the law into their own hands 🤔 I live in upstate NY. I will not feel safe in public spaces if everyone is allowed to carry a concealed weapon. These days a person feels they are under attack when asked to abide by covid regulations

Nov 8th
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A Case That Could Transform America’s Relationship With Guns

A Case That Could Transform America’s Relationship With Guns

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