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Supreme Court strikes down N.Y. concealed carry license law

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A New York law that requires people applying to get a license to carry a concealed weapon to show that they have “proper cause” to carry a gun violates the Constitution, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Driving the news: The majority opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, says that it is a constitutional right to carry a weapon in public for self-defense purposes.

Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated.