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By Andrew Chung NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (Reuters) - The US Supreme Court UU. You will hear your first major case of gun rights in almost a decade on Monday in a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association on a now-amended New York City firearms regulation that had prevented owners' license to take their guns out of the city. The nine judges will hear arguments in an appeal from three firearms owners and the NRA affiliate to the state of New York, the arms rights group closely aligned with President Donald Trump and other Republicans, who say the regulation violates the right of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. UU. and bear arms. Arms control advocates have said that if judges choose to issue a broad ruling that extends gun rights, it could jeopardize a variety of firearms restrictions approved in recent years by state and local governments throughout the country, including extended background checks and confiscations of weapons to individuals whom a court has considered dangerous. Gun control is a controversial issue in the United States, which has experienced numerous mass shootings. Since 2013, 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted more than 300 gun control laws, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Republican opposition in Congress has been instrumental in frustrating the approval of new federal laws. The future of gun safety laws that save lives throughout our country is very directly in line with this case, said the center's litigation director, Hannah Shearer. The court has a conservative majority of 5-4. His decision expires at the end of June. I think it will change the way the Second Amendment applies to everyone who owns a gun in the country, said Staten Island resident Romolo Colantone, one of the plaintiffs. The dispute centers on the licensing of firearms premises in New York that allowed holders to transport their firearms only to a handful of shooting ranges within the city and to hunting areas in other parts of the state during the seasons designated hunting. The transport rule was amended in July to specifically allow a weapon to be taken to a field or other residence outside the city. The city unsuccessfully requested the Supreme Court to cancel the arguments and abandon the case because the amendment eliminated the contested provision. The New York State Gun and Rifle Association filed the lawsuit in 2013 along with three city residents who were told by authorities that they could not participate in a shooting competition in New Jersey or take their weapons to one house in another part of the state. The plaintiffs are appealing a 2018 ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. UU. Based in Manhattan, the regulation did not violate the Second Amendment and promoted the city's interest in protecting public safety. The Supreme Court has avoided taking an important case of firearms since 2010, when it extended to state and local regulations a 2008 ruling that first recognized that the Second Amendment protects a person's right to keep a gun at home to fend. That has left open questions as if that right extends outside the home. Challenges are also asking the Supreme Court to require lower courts to more strictly review the curbs of arms, with a view to tearing them down. (Andrew Chung Report; Will Dunham Edition) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)