Supreme Court gun decision: What to know and what's next

Supreme Court gun decision: What to know and what's next

After Supreme Court gun decision, what’s next? WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has issued its biggest gun rights ruling in more than a decade. Here are some questions and answers about what the Thursday decision does and does not do: WHAT EXACTLY WAS THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON GUNS? The Supreme Court said that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense. That’s important because about half a dozen states have conditioned getting a license to carry a gun in public on the person demonstrating an actual need — sometimes called “good cause” or “proper cause” — to carry the weapon. That limits who can carry a weapon in those states. In its decision, the Supreme Court struck down New York’s “proper cause” requirement, but other …
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