The Supreme Court on Monday announced it will hear a case that could determine whether Americans have the right to carry a firearm outside the home.
"The court agreed to hear a challenge to a New York state law that allows residents to carry a concealed handgun only if they can demonstrate a special need beyond a general desire for self-protection,' NBC News reports.
It will mark the first time in more than a decade that the high court will take up a major case central to gun rights.
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The case involves gun owners Brandon Koch and Robert Nash, who applied for a license to carry a handgun. Unlike most US states, New York prohibits carrying a loaded handgun outside the home without a carry license.