A majority of Supreme Court justices seemed inclined Wednesday to rule that the Constitution provides a right to carry a gun outside the home, but willing to allow restrictions on guns in crowded public places.
After two hours of oral argument, the court appeared skeptical of a New York law that requires showing a special need to get a permit for carrying a concealed handgun in public. The court’s conservatives suggested they believe the law violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”