Bloomberg Law
Nov. 3, 2021, 8:46 AMUpdated: Nov. 3, 2021, 4:55 PM

New York Case Spotlights Gun Laws, Race History: Explained (1)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

Groups supporting firearms rights for Black people put a spotlight on the history of racist gun-law enforcement in briefs filed in the biggest Second Amendment case at the Supreme Court in more than a decade.

Though it was mentioned briefly at Wednesday’s argument, race isn’t directly at issue in the dispute over New York’s strict concealed-carry regime. But the groups want to bring attention to the history and parallels that they see to the present.

1. What’s the New York Case About?

The state requires an applicant to show a special need for a concealed-carry license. Challengers say ...

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