WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear a Maryland man’s argument that the Second Amendment allows him to carry a gun outside of his home for self-defense.
The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Charles F. Williams Jr., who was arrested in 2007 for having his legally-purchased handgun outside his home without a state permit.READ MORE: Biden, Lawmakers Pay Tribute To Slain Capitol Police Officer William 'Billy' Evans
The high court has ruled there is a right to keep a gun in the home for protection. But gun advocates say people also have the constitutional right to carry their guns outside the house for self-protection.READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases Added As Hospitalizations Continue To Increase
Maryland courts say if the Supreme Court agrees with that theory “it will need to say so more plainly.” The high court refused the opportunity on Monday.
The case is Williams v. Maryland, 10-1207.MORE NEWS: Maryland Directs All Vaccine Providers To Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot In Light Of Clot Reports
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