It’s been a busy and embattled summer for the Supreme Court, and its justices show no sign of slowing down on issuing landmark decisions, handing down a ruling on Thursday that New York applicants for a license to carry a gun outside their homes would no longer have to have a “proper cause” to do so.

The Supreme Court ruled on the issue 6-3, ultimately finding that the New York state law was in violation of the Second Amendment, although the court’s three liberal justices voted to uphold the law, with Justice Stephen Breyer writing a dissent to the ruling.

This victory for gun-rights activists comes as many Americans are questioning the ease of purchase and lack of background checks that have enabled many mass shooters—including the shooter who killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, Texas, in May—to stockpile weapons. The Supreme Court’s decision represents a major loss for gun-safety advocates, as it may have ramifications for the eight other states and the District of Columbia that restrict concealed carry permits through laws similar to the now overturned New York law.

This article first appeared on Vogue.


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