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New York’s Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court Scrutiny

Jan. 22, 2019, 10:34 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider bolstering constitutional gun rights for the first time in almost a decade, agreeing to hear a challenge to New York City rules that sharply limit where licensed handguns may be taken.

The court said it will hear an appeal from three city handgun owners and an advocacy group who say New York has the most extreme firearm-transportation restrictions in the country.

The court is expected to hear arguments in its next term starting in October.

The case may demonstrate the impact of the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, whose appeals court record suggests he’ll be ...