Second Amendment and the Supreme Court

By Dean Weingarten. February 21st, 2019
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For eight years after the McDonald v. Chicago decision, the Supreme Court refused to enforce the Second Amendment.

President Trump has appointed two constitutionalist and originalist Justices, Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh. After those appointments, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the first Second Amendment firearms case since McDonald: New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. NYC. The official decision to accept the case was on 22 January, 2019.

The next question was, when will the oral arguments for the case be heard? The possibilities begin in April in 2019. If oral arguments were not heard in April, they would be heard in October or later.

Second Amendment supporters are justifiably frustrated with the slow pace of judicial enforcement of Second Amendment rights. .......

Justice Ginsburg has always been the most anti Second Amendment for a long time and is unlikely to change her position but, with Justices, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh it can be hoped that eventually and not before time, we will actually see some sensible decisions made on 2A matters. The 2A is NOT just about militia - it is the right to bear arms, period.


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