The United States Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a law that makes it harder for New York residents to carry guns. According to the news agency PA The decision is expected to affect a quarter of the US population.
The ruling by the highest court in the United States will allow many people in major cities like New York, Los Angeles and Boston to legally carry a gun. Six judges voted for, three against.
The judges invoked their ruling on the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms in the United States. It depends PA for the first time in more than a decade that the Supreme Court has interfered with gun law.
The law states that gun bearers must have a “good reason” that legitimizes owning a firearm. The Supreme Court decision now strikes down that law. The decision may also affect California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. These are states with laws similar to New York.
Supreme Court rulings affect all US states and are therefore very influential. It thus sets a precedent for states with similar laws.
This decision follows several bloody shootings in the United States, including those that occurred in an elementary school in the Texas town of Uvalde. In the aftermath of this tragedy, the US Congress is working hard to strengthen gun laws in the country, but constantly encounters resistance from the Republican Party.