Supreme Court order: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a fundamental right to own a gun in public. It is a landmark Supreme Court order that will bar states from banning gun owners. Order ‘6-3’ violates New York law which requires a person to prove that they have valid self-defense in order to obtain a gun permit.
What the Supreme Court has said in the order,
“The Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect the right of a person to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home,” said Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote the majority opinion.
The Supreme Court said, “New York’s just cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment, which prohibits citizens with general self-defense requirements from exercising the Second Amendment right and prohibits the use of the right to bear arms in public places for self-defense.”
Demands for gun control have intensified since the Texas school shooting
Demand for gun control has risen sharply in the United States following a Texas school shooting. On May 24, 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos shot and killed nineteen students and two teachers at Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and injured seventeen others. The assailant was later killed in a police operation. Even after the Texas shooting, shooting incidents have decreased in many parts of the United States.