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Supreme Court explores whether N.Y. gun case is moot

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority was poised Monday to delve into a controversial New York City gun regulation, only to find the case may be unripe because the city and state of New York have revoked the rule at issue.

The National Rifle Association and gun-rights advocates had hoped NYSRPA v. City of New York would provide a vehicle for the court’s conservatives to flex their might on the gun issue.

The conservatives have long wanted to revisit the court’s Heller decision in 2008, in which the panel ruled that the Second Amendment overrode prohibitions on guns inside the home but left the door open for other kinds of limitations and restrictions.

The green-lighting of state and local gun-control laws undergirded New York’s SAFE Act, passed in the wake of the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The SAFE Act included a ban on military-style semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines, background checks for virtually all gun purchases, and a requirement that medical providers inform local law enforcement when gun owner is deemed a danger to themselves or others.

The New York regulation, aimed at gun traffickers, banned transporting guns outside city limits — even for use in target …read more

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