Skip to comments.Supreme Court shows little appetite for expanding gun rights in arguments over repealed New York regulation
Posted on 12/02/2019 6:55:05 PM PST by Enterprise
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court seemed unlikely to deliver a major win for gun-rights activists during arguments on Monday in the first significant Second Amendment case the justices have heard in nearly a decade.
The case was challenging a New York City gun regulation that barred the transport of handguns outside of the city, even to a second home or firing range. After the court agreed to hear the case, though, the city did away with the regulation and the state passed a law that prevented the city from reviving it.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...
I was hoping that at least the Court would smack the law down as unconstitutional thereby preventing other cities and states from copying New York. I won't make a prediction regardless.
How is confirming a right expanding it?
I note the zombie justice showed up. Obviously the hopeful speculation here that she was suffering from sepsis was incorrect, or wed already be rid of this wicked tyrant
I’m not a “ constitutional expert “ but I think your 2nd Amendment right would trump any state gun control law. Period.
The supremes are by definition deep state entities. They are filtered through multiple layers of statist conformity before theyre even proposed for the job. Dont expect anything to significantly restrict government power from them.
Gee, those words can be a little confusing, let me get back to you.......
It has baffled me for years how cities and states have been able to deny our Second Amendment civil rights. Try pulling that routine on a racial civil right and see how far you get.
The Second Amendment should be sacrosanct. It should be as respected as ANY other amendment.
Roberts sucks. We need to replace Ruth Disaster Ginsberg with a new Trump appointed conservative so Roberts can side with the liberals all day long in futility.
My tenant was taken to the hospital suffering sepsis. His brother and I pulled the plug less than 72 hours later. He went downhill so fast I was surprized his brother made it before he went.
If RBG was truly septic, she’d be dead, I have no doubt.
Next justice Trump nominates should be a staunch hunter and fisherman.
If I understand this correctly, they DID dismiss this as “moot” since NY rescinded the law (knowing the USSC would throw it out). I think the USSC didn’t have the chance to smack down the law before NY acted.
when did common sense die???
New York City and New York State changed their laws AFTER SCOTUS granted cert. So at the time the court took the damned case, the old law was in effect.
I've been reading the transcript of the oral arguments (here:https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2019/18-280_m64o.pdf) and the liberals on the court all were focused on why the case sholdn't be mooted, and the conservatives focused on the restrictions to travel that still apply, such as not being able to make any deviations from a direct trip from home to the range with your unloaded and locked firearm.
My bet is that Roberts sides with the liberals and declares that the changes to the law has rendered the case moot.
This is the return of the nightmare, Justice Kennedy.
Didn’t know the Supreme Court had the authority to rxpand my God Given Rights.
And be 18 years old.
An amazing, loving, caring, Godly woman that I know (several decades younger than rbg) passed away from cancer this week. Yet......
When it is my turn I will definitely be asking why? (Especially where George Soros is concerned...)
“our Second Amendment civil rights”
Folks, keep the semantics clean.
The 2nd amendment does not confer a “right” to the people.
The 2nd prohibits the Goober-mint from trampling on your G-d given rights.
The Left tries to control the language to construct the narrative. Fight back with consistent examples.
Doesn’t it say in the second paragraph above that NY repealed the law?
I could be wrong.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.