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Monday, April 15, 2013

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to NY Concealed Carry Law

New York has a law in place that requires a person applying for a concealed carry permit to show that they have a special need to protect themselves.  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law in a case challenging the constitutionality of the permit requirement.  The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to hear the appeal today.  The Second Circuit decision is Kachalsky v. City of Westchester.
The NRA has challenged the law claiming that it is a "de facto ban on carrying a handgun outside the home."  We reported previously on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals case striking down an Illinois law that bans concealed carry in Moore v. Madigan.  Some thought that the U.S. Supreme Court might take on the New York case because of the conflict between the two circuits.


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