The Supreme Court has consented to hear an appeal to extend rights to carry a gun in the United States in a New York case over the option to carry a gun publicly for self-protection.
The case marks the court's first hearing in relation to gun rights since Justice Amy Coney Barrett came forward in October, making a 6-3 middle more conservatory part.
The judges said Monday they will survey a lower court deciding that maintained New York's prohibitive gun permit law. The court's activity follows mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado, and California.
The court had turned down a survey of a similar issue in June, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's demise.
New York is among eight states who have the privilege to carry a gun in the open. The others are California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.