The U.S. Supreme Court, stepping back into one of its most controversial areas for the first time in a decade, on Tuesday agreed to examine a gun-rights challenge to a New York City law that restricts the transport of weapons across city borders.

The justices have turned away a number of challenges to state and local gun regulations since their 2008 landmark Second Amendment decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, recognizing an individual right to possess a gun in the home for self defense, and their 2010 decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago, applying the Second Amendment to the states.

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