US Supreme Court overturns law restricting gun rights in New York

Judge Clarence Thomas said Americans had the right to carry “commonly used” weapons for defense under the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a ruling banning gun ownership in New York.

New York state law required people seeking a firearms license to prove that they had a “good reason” to carry a concealed firearm and that they were in “a special or unique” danger.

The Supreme Court overturned the law, voting 6-3, saying it violated the constitutional right to bear arms.

The court currently consists of six Conservative judges and three Liberal judges.

The ruling could affect other states with strict rules on concealed carry licenses.

Judge Clarence Thomas said Americans had the right to carry “commonly used” weapons for defense under the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

America’s powerful gun lobby, the NRA, welcomed the ruling on Thursday.

“NRA Wins SCOTUS Case!” the National Rifle Association tweeted, using the acronym for the US Supreme Court.

The court’s ruling will prove controversial after the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, a month ago.

Nineteen young children and two teachers were killed when an 18-year-old stormed the school with a semi-automatic rifle. He also shot his grandmother.

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