The U.S. Supreme Court just handed Democrats another loss.
Breitbart News reports that the court has essentially just put an end to a number of the Democrats’ anti-Second Amendment, gun control measures.
What the justices of the high court did was vacate and remand a number of state-level gun control-related cases.
It all has to do with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in NYSRPA v. Bruen. Here, by a margin of 6–3, the justices ruled that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects an “individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”
The majority opinion was written by Justice Clarence Thomas. He wrote:
In this case, petitioners and respondents agree that ordinary, law-abiding citizens have a similar right to carry handguns publicly for their self-defense. We too agree, and now hold, consistent with Heller and McDonald, that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.
Thomas goes on to explain a crucial detail about Heller that is often overlooked.
Although we remarked in Heller that the need for armed self-defense is perhaps ‘most acute’ in the home, id., at 628, we did not suggest that the need was insignificant elsewhere. Many Americans hazard greater danger outside the home than in it…[and] the text of the Second Amendment reflects that reality.
Accordingly, this case is considered a massive victory for supporters of the Second Amendment.
Recently, the Supreme Court had a number of gun control-related cases to look at.
One of the cases is Bianchi v. Frosh, which had to do with Maryland’s so-called assault weapons ban. Another case was Young v. Hawaii, which has to do with Hawaii’s restrictions on carrying a firearm. Another case had to do with New Jersey’s so-called high-capacity magazine ban. And, still, another case had to do with a similar ban in California.
What the justices did this week is vacate and remand these cases, which essentially means that they sent them back to the lower courts in order to be reconsidered in light of the court’s recent ruling in NYSRPA v. Bruen.
And, considering what the justices held in this NYSRPA, that’s bad news for gun control fanatics.