The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to weigh a challenge to a New Jersey law barring most gun owners from carrying their weapons outside their homes for self-defense.

The high court announced they would not take the case, Drake v. Jerejian, as part of morning housekeeping.

The justices offered no explanation for the decision to pass on the closely watched case. Nor did they announce whether there was disagreement on the bench over the case, seen by some as a sequel to the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller case.

A 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in that case affirmed an individual’s rights to possess a gun in their home for lawful purposes, including self-defense.

In Drake v. Jerejian, gun rights advocates challenged the Garden State’s statute requiring people to show a “justifiable need” to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.“Petitioners are responsible, law-abiding citizens, who question only whether they must prove a ‘justifiable need’ to exercise a fundamental right,” according to a petition asking the court to take up the case.