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Supreme Court Opens Path to More Guns in Public in Big US Cities

  • Court votes 6-3 in biggest Second Amendment case in decade
  • Ruling could mean more guns in public places in largest cities
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A divided US Supreme Court struck down a New York law that limited who could carry a handgun in public, issuing a landmark ruling that could mean more guns on the streets of big cities even as officials vowed to try limit the impact.

The 6-3 ruling marks the first time the court has said the Second Amendment protects gun rights outside the home. New York was one of at least six states -- along with California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland and Hawaii -- with laws that prevented most people from legally carrying a handgun.