By exactly the 6-3 margin you'd expect, the Supreme Court today threw out a New York law that required people to prove to police why they'd need to carry a concealed weapon, saying everybody has the right to carry guns.
All states allow carrying concealed guns in public, although many require state-issued permits. Thursday's decision casts doubt on laws similar to New York’s in several other states, including California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey, as well as the District of Columbia, which provide local officials with more discretion to deny requests for permits.
The ruling expands earlier Supreme Court opinions that gave people the right to keep guns at home - and potentially could be used to overturn rulings by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court letting police limit who can carry a concealed weapon.
Acting Suffolk County DA Kevin Hayden is less than thrilled:
It’s ironic, and perhaps tragic, that just as the nation’s top legislative body is formulating sensible firearm regulations, its top judicial body is undoing them. We must never forget that included in the 2nd Amendment’s establishment of citizen gun ownership are the words "well-regulated."
Complete ruling text.