A majority of Americans support stricter regulations for gun ownership as the Supreme Court’s decision on a New York City gun regulation could mean the first significant judicial action on gun reform in nearly a decade.
At issue in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York is whether it’s legal for gun owners who reside in the city to transport their weapons outside city limits, something that’s currently against city rules. Lawyers representing the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association will argue on Monday that the policy violates gun owners’ Second Amendment rights to transport weapons to second homes or shooting ranges outside the city.
It’s unclear how the case will proceed, but a Mood of the Nation Poll conducted earlier this fall found that 90% of respondents support background checks for all firearm sales and private transfers. This includes people who say that they support the Second Amendment and the rights it guarantees.