The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s “stand your ground” law.
The decision will affect how many people in the country will be able to carry guns openly.
The court is considering the constitution of Pennsylvania and the right of people to carry concealed weapons in an interview that will air Sunday night on “Meet the Press.”
NBC’s Chuck Todd will moderate the discussion.
A judge has blocked a request from a gun rights group for a hearing on the constitution and the legal precedent for standing your ground.
In April, the Supreme Council of Pennsylvania said that the law “does not conflict with the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution and that its enforcement does not violate the Second Amendment.”
The group is seeking to overturn the ruling and restore a measure that allowed people to stand their ground if they felt threatened by a violent attack.
The decision from the Supreme court’s four justices will come as the court prepares to take a vote on the Pennsylvania case.
If the court does not take up that case, the ruling would have to be overturned by the lower court in order for the lower courts to take their place.
The Supreme Court decided last year that the state had a right to set up an armed “stand-your-ground” zone for its citizens to protect themselves in the face of a threat.
The court said that because the state does not have a “stand the ground” provision, the state can’t make a case that its citizens are more protected by the law than people who are not armed.