One Quick Warning about the SCOTUS Gun Ruling today

Posted: June 23, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized

There is some good news on the 2A front out of the SCOTUS as the Justices struck down a law which required people to show cause before carrying a weapon for self defense:

“The constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees,'” Thomas wrote. “We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need. That is not how the First Amendment works when it comes to unpopular speech or the free exercise of religion. It is not how the Sixth Amendment works when it comes to a defendant’s right to confront the witnesses against him. And it is not how the Second Amendment works when it comes to public carry for self-defense.”

In an era of high crime and the authorities not protecting conservatives this is very good but let me give one warning.

Some might look at this ruling and say: “Well we don’t have to worry about the gun control bill and red flag laws because SCOTUS will strike them down.”

Let me remind people who think this of two things:

  1. The only reason why this vote was 6-3 and not 5-4 was because it was a fait acompli. If there had been one more liberal vote to uphold this law rest assured that Justice Roberts would have voted the other way.
  2. People thought the same thing about Obamacare,. That it would not pass SCOTUS muster was conventional wisdom and the public argument right up to the moment when the court suddenly upheld it.

Don’t let them fool you here.

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