The US Supreme Court expands the right to carry firearms on the street in a historic decision

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June 23, 2022

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The United States Supreme Court upheld the right of citizens to carry firearms on the streets.

The high court annulled this Thursday, with 6 votes in favor and 3 against, a law that restricted the possession of weapons on public roads in the state of New York.

Until now, carrying a firearm in that state required a special license and to obtain it was necessary show good cause.

Similar laws exist in other states such as California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.