New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen through a metal baracade on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a gun rights case that centers on New York’s restrictive gun permit law and whether limits the state has placed on carrying a gun in public violate the Second Amendment. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

SCOTUS hears arguments in major Second Amendment case

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in what many consider to be the most significant Second Amendment case in over a decade. Justices considered New York’s so-called “proper cause law” on Wednesday, which requires applicants to demonstrate a special need for self-defense to qualify for an unrestricted concealed carry license.