Although Americans can keep guns in their homes for self-protection, in several states they are not permitted to carry guns outside their homes without special permission. The U.S. Supreme Court is now considering whether that restriction violates the constitution. Gun rights groups argue that states should not unnecessarily restrict the right, enshrined in the Second Amendment, to own and carry guns. Gun control groups counter that placing reasonable restrictions on guns is necessary for public safety, especially in light of recent school shootings and other gun-related violence. Listen to learn more about the controversy over gun carry laws and then debate: Does the right to bear arms extend beyond home?
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