Supreme Court makes big move regarding Second Amendment

The Supreme Court ruled in a major Second Amendment case against New York’s concealed carry law earlier this year, setting up new battles regarding gun rights.

The debate continues to heat up as experts suggest how the ruling could reshape the discussion of gun rights in the country.

The battlefield

“That’s going to be an important and interesting battlefield going forward for Second Amendment cases,” Joseph Blocher, an expert on the Second Amendment and professor at Duke Law School, told CBS News.

“Until now, it’s been a sleepy corner of Second Amendment law and scholarship, and that means there’s going to be a lot of open questions to figure out, and the central one is, what makes a place sensitive such that the government can prohibit guns in that place?”

What’s next?

“The Supreme Court said Thursday that gun cases involving restrictions in Hawaii, California, New Jersey and Maryland deserve a new look following its major decision in a gun case last week,” the Western Journal reported.

“In light of last week’s ruling — which said that Americans have a right to carry a gun outside the home — lower courts should take another look at several cases that had been awaiting action by the high court, the court said,” according to the outlet.

The court’s decisions may face more complications as New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul has pushed for additional gun controls in her state.

The battle is far from over, but will instead shift to new cases that gun control activists will push in the coming court season.

They can also expect Second Amendment advocates will be there alongside them, continuing to stand for the nation’s right to bear arms.