US Supreme Court on guns: what happens next?

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Washington (AFP) – The US Supreme Court ruling in the most important gun rights case in more than a decade does not mean a New Yorker can now openly carry an AR-15 rifle into a movie theater. But they may be able to eventually bring in a concealed and loaded handgun. In a 6-3 decision in a case brought against New York’s gun licensing requirements, the conservative-dominated court ruled that Americans have a fundamental right to carry a concealed handgun in public. The ruling represents a major legal shift on the issue of gun control, but it will likely take time for the real impact on the str…

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