Court Considering 1st Gun Rights Case in 10 Years

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in the first gun rights case to come before the justices in 10 years, National Public Radio reports. The case centered on New York state law and New York City regulations that prohibited handgun owners from carrying their weapons anywhere other than firing ranges within the city limits. That meant they could not carry their handguns to a second home or shooting ranges or competitions in other states. When the high court agreed to hear the case, the state and the city changed the law to allow the transportation of locked and unloaded guns to these locations. So, what is left for the court to decide? Arguments today centered on two points: whether the case should be dismissed for mootness and whether the amended regulations still give the city too much power to regulate gun ownership.

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