Supreme Court to hear arguments over NRA-backed challenge to NY gun law

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CNBC/WHEC) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments this fall in a National Rifle Association-backed challenge to New York State’s gun law.

Oral arguments are now on the calendar for Nov. 3.

The justices announced back in April they would consider the case, which is over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.

Lower courts upheld New York’s restrictive gun permit law, which requires some applicants to demonstrate “proper cause” to receive licenses to carry a concealed handgun in public.

It will mark the first time in more than a decade the court has agreed to take up a central issue in the gun rights debate.

The case stems from a lawsuit brought in 2018 by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and Robert Nash and Brandon Koch, two New York residents whose applications to carry guns in public for self-defense reasons had been denied.