On Tuesday the federal appeals court in New York ruled that there is no fundamental right to carry a handgun outside your home. Kachalsky v. City of Westchester, No. 11-3642.
Gun advocates like the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation have been suing states and cities across the country, saying that “the Second Amendment does not stop at one’s doorstep” and that there is an unlimited right to carry handguns in public. They argue that the Second Amendment right to bear arms was the same as the First Amendment right to free speech. In other words: if the government can’t license the right to speak, it cannot limit the right to carry a handgun.
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