America struggles with gun violence throughout the country; there are several mass shootings a year, millions of guns are in private ownership, and there are many accidental deaths as a result. Many people firmly believe in the right to carry a weapon, and many states have laws permitting owners to conceal and carry, or even openly carry, their weapon.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, 142 S. Ct. 2111 (2022) (Bruen) declared unconstitutional a New York law that only permitted public carry licenses when an applicant demonstrated a special need for self-defense. States with similar laws either on the books or in the works have seen legislators pulling together amendments or completely rewriting bills to stay abreast of the Bruen decision.
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