The Supreme Court just struck down a law that has stood for about 100 years about carrying a concealed handgun outside of your home in New York State.

The law used to say that people would need to show "proper cause" in order to get a license to carry a handgun outside of the home.

According to Justice Clarence Thomas, that requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment because it prevents "law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in public for self-defense."

The decision was made today in the Supreme Court and passed with a 6-3 vote. Other states such as California, Hawaii and Massachusetts, have similar restrictions on the books but could see changes after the ruling today.

Governor Hochul responded today saying that "It is outrageous that at a moment of national reckoning on gun violence, the Supreme Court has recklessly struck down a New York law that limits those who can carry concealed weapons."

 

She continued to say, "I will continue to do everything in my power to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence."

This ruling will make it easier for people to obtain a concealed carry permit for citizens to carry outside of their home.

This is a breaking story.  Stay close for more developments.

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