So, gun owners now have another victory from the Supreme Court on the heels of the Heller decision two years ago.
The Second Amendment’s guarantee of an individual right to bear arms applies to state and local gun control laws, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a 5-to-4 decision.
The problem is that, like Heller, this is a 5 to 4 split by the court. We are one justice away from a decision that could well strip Americans of their right to keep and bear arms. One justice.
I tried to warn about the loss of the courts before the last presidential election. Maybe, just maybe, this narrow victory will get a few people thinking about how very fragile our right to keep and bear arms is. If Republicans can get more strength – or even a slim majority – in the Senate in November, they may be able to force more centrist appointees to the Federal benches.
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UPDATE: Why we should not be dancing in the streets over McDonald. It is much less than many are making it out to be.