Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law restricting concealed carry

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A U.S. Supreme Court police officer stands past gun-rights demonstrators outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that requires applicants for a license to conceal carry a gun to have a "proper cause" to do so.

The ruling is a significant victory for gun rights advocates who had challenged New York's restrictive law, which made it a crime to carry a concealed firearm without a license.

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