Supreme Court strikes down NYC concealed firearms law in categorical opinion

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has struck down New York state’s concealed weapons licensing system, ruling that the century-old law requiring applicants to demonstrate “just cause” and “good character” violates the Second Amendment .

The 6-3 decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, marks the broadest expansion of gun rights since 2010, when the court nationwide enforced a 2008 ruling establishing an individual right to armed self-defense within the home. This challenges similar laws in at least eight other states and the District of Columbia, where authorities hold significant discretion over issuing concealed weapons permits.