Supreme Court vacates assault weapon and high capacity magazine bans

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Second Amendment in multiple gun rights cases involving weapons referred to as assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The court ruled in three separate cases related to the Second Amendment based in Maryland, Hawaii and California.

Multiple cases

“Among the cases are Bianchi v. Frosh, challenging Maryland’s “assault weapons” ban; Young v. Hawaii, which deals with carry restrictions in Hawaii; and Duncan v. Bonta, which challenges California’s “high capacity” mag ban,” Breitbart News reported.

“A challenge to New Jersey’s ‘high capacity’ ban was also among the cases vacated and remanded,” it added.

Major handgun case

Last week the Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a fundamental right to carry a handgun in public.

This 6-3 ruling eliminates the more than century-old New York law that had required an individual to provide a legitimate reasoning for self-defense in order to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon outside of their own home,” the GOP Times reported.

“There is no historical basis for New York to effectively declare the island of Manhattan a “sensitive place” because it is crowded and generally protected by the New York City Police Department,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his opinion.

The Hawaii case stands in strong contrast with conservative-led states like South Dakota, where it became the first state to end all conceal carry fees.

The Second Amendment may be controversial for gun control activists, but it’s an important part of our nation’s laws that the court continues to uphold.

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