Liberals Are Panicking As SCOTUS Takes On Pivotal Gun Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear its first gun control case in almost ten years and that decision has left the liberals scared to death.
The case is in regard to New York City’s handgun premises licenses. What these do is allows NYC residents with one of these permits to take their handgun, unloaded, locked in a case to a shooting range within NYC city limits, but they can’t take it any further.
The Wall Street Journal even attacked the Democrats in their effort to try and get the Supreme Court to drop the case,
Democrats have gone to great lengths to get the Justices to drop the case. After the High Court accepted it in January, the New York Police Department revised its ban to allow gun owners to take their handguns (locked up and unloaded with the ammunition stored separately) “directly to and from” second homes and shooting ranges outside the city.
But as amicus briefs note, the Court has criticized this kind of strategic “voluntary cessation” of challenged conduct by defendants to preserve favorable judicial outcomes or avoid adverse rulings. Courts are only supposed to review “live controversies,” but the Justices are loath to rule a case moot unless it is “absolutely clear” a defendant won’t resume the challenged conduct.
New York’s behavior offers no such confidence. Crafty city officials coaxed fellow Democrats in the New York State Legislature to pass a law pre-empting their abandoned transport ban.
The SCOTUS has historically shied away from hearing any cases pertaining to the Second Amendment due to rulings that they have made in the past that state that the Second Amendment allows a person the right to keep a handgun at home for self-defense and that it applies across the entire country.
Why these cases even made it to the Supreme Court is beyond me, but they did and they were ruled properly.