A majority of the justices held that this requirement violates the Second Amendment right to "keep and carry

The US Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York law that set strict limits on carrying guns outside the home, in a decision that was called a “victory” by the powerful National Rifle Association lobby.

The Supreme Court’s decision has far-reaching implications, particularly in cities that have tried to combat the rise in gun crime by imposing restrictions on who can carry them, as was the case in New York.

In their ruling, the judges struck down a New York law that required people to demonstrate a specific need to obtain a license to carry a gun in public.

Most judges argued that this requirement violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms,” ​​noting that Americans do have the right to bear firearms in public.

California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island have similar laws to New York.

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