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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York
Citation:140 S. Ct. 1525 (2020)
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New York City passed an ordinance prohibiting residents from transporting firearms outside of the city for the purpose of taking the guns to a shooting range or a second home. Petitioners argued that the law was a deprivation of their Second Amendment rights. After the petitioners appealed to the Supreme Court, the City of New York amended its rules, allowing petitioners to bring their firearms out of the city.
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