What the Supreme Court’s next big gun case means for gun laws across the U.S.

What the Supreme Court's next big gun case means for gun laws across the U.S.

The Supreme Court in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/ AP) The Supreme Court is taking on its first major Second Amendment case in over a decade: “2008 DC vs. Heller. That was the case that established that Americans can carry a gun for self-defense,” Jennifer Mascia says. “And the 2010 case McDonald v. Chicago applied that ruling not just to DC but to the states. So, the one thing that has not been addressed is – can we carry a gun outside of the home?” Well, tomorrow, the Court hears argument in a case that could answer that question. “I think it’s fair to say this is the Second Amendment case that gun rights advocates have been waiting for for over a decade,” Darrell A.H. Miller says. Today, On Point : We take a look at the case — New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen, and why the court’s decision could have an impact on state gun laws across the country. Guests Jennifer Mascia , news writer at The Trace. ( @JenniferMascia ) Darrell A.H. Miller , co-director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Professor of Law at Duke Law School. Co-author of “The Positive Second Amendment.”

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