WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed New York to enforce, for now, a law placing strict limits on guns outside the home that was enacted in response to a landmark ruling in June. The court's brief, unsigned order gave no reasons, which is typical when the justices act on emergency applications. Challenges to the new law are pending before the federal appeals court in New York. In a statement, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, said the law "presents novel and serious questions." But he added that the appeals court should address those questions first, so long as it does so promptly. The law, enacted in July, requires people seeking gun licenses to show that they have "good moral character" and bans guns in many public locations. In addition, the law bans guns on private property unless the owner consents to their presence. Six New Yorkers, backed by a gun rights group , challenged the law in the case brought to the Supreme Court, saying it violated the Second Amendment and flouted the court's decision in June, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen . The group that filed the suit, Gun… Read full this story
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