10 things you need to know today: June 24, 2022

The Supreme Court overturns N.Y. law restricting concealed weapons, the Senate passes the 1st bipartisan gun legislation in decades, and more

Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law
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1. Supreme Court says N.Y. law on concealed weapons is unconstitutional

The Supreme Court's conservative majority on Thursday struck down a New York law that restricted the right to carry concealed weapons in public for self-defense. The decision marked a significant expansion of gun rights that could topple other gun laws and result in more armed people in U.S. cities. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority that the Second Amendment protects "an individual's right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home," The New York Times reports. President Biden said the 6-3 ruling "contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all." The decision came as Congress speeds toward passing bipartisan gun legislation following last month's Texas school shooting, which left 19 children and two teachers dead.

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