"Second Amendment Cases" Before
SCOTUS Bypass Core Purpose

By David Codrea. June 10, 2020

"The Supreme Court is looking eager to weigh in on the Second Amendment weeks after it punted on its first substantial gun rights case in nearly a decade," CNBC reports. "Ten different guns cases were on the agenda of the justices' private conference ... where they met to decide which cases they will hear in the upcoming term."

As of this writing the cases have been relisted again. If the court does pick one, it will share something in common with the other contenders: All either ignore or tread lightly on the core purpose behind the Second Amendment, the maintenance of a well-regulated militia deemed "necessary to the security of a free State." You can't have that without an armed populace whose "right ... to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

The "punted" case was New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., v. City of New York, "mooted" because, as explained by legal website JD Supra, the city "amended its rule to allow licensed handgun owners to transport their handguns to second homes and shooting ranges outside the five boroughs."

The cases the high court are to pick from were summarized and detailed on SCOTUSblog, and included: .....

"Yes, the Second Amendment is not a collective but an individual right, but yes, it also serves a collective purpose. We ignore the first part, authoritatively documented by legal scholar Edwin Vieira in his classic Thirteen Words, at our peril."


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