Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to New York concealed-carry law Peter Snyder at 12:17 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined to hear [order list, PDF] a challenge to the New York state gun law requiring those who desire to carry a concealed handgun to show they have a special reason before they can obtain a license. The case, Kachalsky v. Cacace [SCOTUSblog backgrounder], was decided last November by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] which held [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] the New York law requiring that an individual demonstrate proper cause to exercise the right to possess and carry weapons in public did not contradict the Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller [opinion, PDF; JURIST report]. The decision by the court to not hear the case does not preclude [Reuters report] future review of the legal issue.
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