WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court said today it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York Citys prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.
The courts decision to hear the appeal filed by three New York residents and New Yorks National Rifle Association affiliate could signal a revived interest in gun rights by a more conservative court. The case wont be argued until October.
The challengers are represented by prominent lawyer Paul Clement, who has been urging the justices to elaborate on the extent of constitutional gun rights the Supreme Court declared in decisions in 2008 and 2010. The court had previously rejected several appeals.