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    Gun safety groups brace for Supreme Court moves on 2nd Amendment

    For the first time in nearly a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider Second Amendment rights in a closely watched case that gun safety advocates worry could set a dangerous new precedent.

    The case involves a New York City law that prohibited licensed gun owners from taking their handguns to shooting competitions, gun ranges and second homes outside city limits. A federal appeals court upheld the regulation last year.

    But after the Supreme Court agreed to hear gun owners' appeal, the city abruptly reversed course, voluntarily dropping the law, apparently fearing an expansive opinion from the court's conservative majority.

    New York State went further, passing a law to ensure licensed gun owners can take their weapons to any location they're lawfully allowed to have one.

    "This is a case the Supreme Court should not be ruling on and certainly should not be making a Second Amendment decision that goes beyond this New York City ordinance," said Jonathan Lowy, chief counsel at Brady, a gun safety group. "It should not be ruling on this case because New York City has repealed the ordinance."

    (MORE: Supreme Court clears way for Newtown shooting victim families to sue AR-15 gun-maker)

    Numerous gun safety groups,
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