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Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to Gun Laws

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to Gun Laws

The court has yet to decide whether there is a right to carry guns in public, a question left unanswered in its two most recent gun-related decisions.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the politically volatile issue of gun control by leaving intact three court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state laws.

The court’s decision not to hear the cases represented a loss for gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, which was behind two of the challenges.

The first case involved a challenge by the NRA to a Texas law that prevents 18-20 year olds from carrying handguns in public. It also raised the broader question of whether there is a broad right under the Second Amendment to bear arms in public.

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