Major Change Coming To Gun Rights

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This is big.

For the first time in more than a decade, the Supreme Court will be releasing an opinion on the Second Amendment, a ruling that comes on the heels of two mass shooting incidents in one month.

In the coming days, the primarily conservative court will rule on New York’s strict limits on the concealed carry of handguns.

Pundits have expressed uncertainty regarding how broad the Supreme Court’s ruling would be but have acknowledged that it is likely the restrictive rules will be overturned, having far-reaching consequences for gun control efforts across the country.

Adam Winkler, a professor at UCLA School of Law, said it seems “relatively clear that the court is going to strike down New York’s law and make it harder for cities and states to restrict concealed carry of firearms.”

Winkler also acknowledged that how broad the Court would rule wasn’t something experts could speculate on, but regardless the ruling would “take options away from lawmakers on the basis of the Second Amendment.”

Reports have surfaced that the ruling could be handed down as soon as next week, but no later than the end of June or the first week in July ahead of their recess.