According to reports, the Supreme Court has struck down a century-old law in the state of New York on carrying concealed weapons. 

As the New York Post writes, “New Yorkers who want a permit to carry a handgun in public to show “proper cause” that the weapon is ​specifically needed for self-defense “violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public.”

While the decision primarily impacts New York law there are lasting implications that could have affect other states including California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.