After months of violent gun school and mass shootings in America, the Supreme Court ruled that Americans can carry guns in public.
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3, a decision allowing people to carry guns in the largest cities of the United States.
New York, Los Angeles, and Boston will see people with guns in their streets. The decision affects a quarter of all Americans living in those cities.
“An individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote.
What happens with the decision?
One of the laws that the Supreme Court struck down was New York’s carry-on license.
The New York law requires a license for all people who want to carry a gun in public.
In 1913, New York applied to carry a concealed handgun license in public.
According to the research made by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United States has “four times more gun violence than any other developed country.”
While Americans compound less than 5% of the world population, they own 42% of all private firearms.
The new ruling could cause more mass shootings.
“Backers of New York’s law had argued that striking it down would ultimately lead to more guns on the streets and higher rates of violent crime,” the Associated Press reported.
According to the CDC, the states with more average households with guns have more gun deaths.
“Since the start of this year alone (2022), there have already been 277 reported mass shootings-an average of more than one per day,” Justice Stephen Breyer said.
The Supreme Court’s contradiction:
The Supreme Court wants to rule out Roe v. Wade. They recently granted the states the power to ban abortion.
However, the Court says that carrying a gun should be legal in every state, tearing down the capacity of the states to regulate the gun epidemic.