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Supreme Court sidesteps major ruling on 2nd Amendment after New York changes gun law

April 27, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped issuing a major ruling on a New York handgun law, a blow to 2nd Amendment advocates and the Trump administration, who had hoped the conservative majority would expand gun rights as early as this term.

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped issuing a major ruling on a New York handgun law, a blow to 2nd Amendment advocates and the Trump administration, who had hoped the conservative majority would expand gun rights as early as this term.

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, a gun owners group and individual plaintiffs challenged the law arguing that it was too restrictive and that a New Yorker could not transport his handgun to his "second home for the core constitutional purpose of self-defense or to an upstate county to participate in a shooting competition, or even across the bridge to a neighboring city for target practice. "

In his dissent, Alito expressed frustration that the court had declined to decide whether the city's law violated the Second Amendment because the law had been changed once the justices agreed to hear the case.

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