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Justices Clash Over Mass Shootings in Supreme Court Gun Ruling

June 23, 2022, 5:29 PM

A dissenting justice’s list of US mass shootings drew a pointed rebuttal from a colleague in the majority as the Supreme Court overturned a New York law that barred most people from carrying a handgun in public.

Writing for three dissenters, Justice Stephen Breyer said the majority’s ruling would “severely burden” efforts by states to curb rising gun violence, now the mostly likely cause of death among US children and adolescents.

Breyer listed more than a dozen recent mass shootings, including rampages that left a total of more than 30 people dead at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store and ...