Supreme Court Refuses to Take up Issue of Gun Rights Outside Home

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to decide whether the Constitution provides a right to carry a handgun in public, passing up a major issue about firearm owners’ rights simmering nationwide.

The court said it would not examine a California law that requires showing “good cause” in order to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. As a practical matter, the law makes it difficult for most people to get a permit in the state’s urban areas.