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In a dissent to the decision to deny the hearing (certiorari), Justices Thomas and Gorsuch said, "We should have granted certiorari in this case. The approach taken by the en banc court is indefensible, and the petition raises important questions that this Court should address. I see no reason to await another case. The en banc court's decision to limit its review to whether the Second Amendment protects the right to concealed carry — as opposed to the more general right to public carry—was untenable. Most fundamentally, it was not justified by the terms of the complaint, which called into question the State's regulatory scheme as a whole."

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