Texas and 21 other states request Supreme Court showdown on gun rights

In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Since then, the liberal appeals courts have steadily chipped away at American liberties.

That ugly period in American history may be over soon, as Texas and 21 other states have requested a Supreme Court ruling to resolve the gun issue once and for all.

Just The News reports:

Texas has joined 21 states led by the attorneys general of Louisiana, Arizona and Montana in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in a major gun rights case.

The multistate coalition is asking the justices to uphold Hawaiians’ Second Amendment rights to bear arms outside their homes in response to a 2020 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld Hawaii’s ban on the practice.

The amicus brief also asks the Supreme Court to resolve a split among the federal circuit courts of appeal, several of which have ruled against the high court’s landmark 2008 decision in Heller, which upholds Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

“One of the highest responsibilities of a state is to safeguard the rights of its citizens,” the states argue in the brief, “including the right ‘to keep and bear arms’ under the Second Amendment.

The states requesting the decision Louisiana, Arizona, Montana, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Unsurprisingly, California, New York and Illinois are nowhere to be found on that list.

The battle isn’t over yet – it’s still up to the Supreme Court to decide the right way. But with a solid majority of conservatives on the Court, we have strong reasons to be very hopeful.

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