States Brace for Fight over Gun Laws After High Court Ruling

The language in the court’s majority opinion heightened concern that other state laws may now be in jeopardy.

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Salesman John Licata demonstrates a competition shooting gun at SP firearms on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Hempstead, New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision overturning a gun-permitting law in New York has states with robust firearms restrictions scrambling to respond on two fronts — to figure out what concealed-carry measures they might be allowed to impose while also preparing to defend a wide range of other gun control policies. The language in the court’s majority opinion heightened concern that other state laws, from setting an age limit on gun purchases to…

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