The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the state of New York violated the Second and Fourteenth Amendments of the constitution when it began requiring residents to show a specific need when applying for a concealed carry permit.

Writing for the 6-3 conservative majority, justice Clarence Thomas said "the constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees."

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