Hope springs eternal.
If President Trump and Senate Republicans succeed in pushing through a replacement with the election looming, they will tilt the Supreme Court further to the right for years to come. Many Americans are concerned about how this could impact the Affordable Care Act and the federal legality of abortion. But for the gun industry, it’s all about the Second Amendment.
“The next U.S. Supreme Court justice could give the orphaned Second Amendment the home it properly deserves among our God-given rights, freely exercised by law-abiding Americans,” said Mark Oliva, public affairs director for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry group.
Gun companies believe the Constitution is being violated in cities that forbid gun ownership, including the regional handgun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and assault weapon bans in Chicago, Massachusetts and Maryland. These restrictions were implemented to reduce gun violence, but they also reduce sales for gun retailers and manufacturers.
This is why the firearms industry is obsessed with maintaining a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
– Aaron Smith in With Justice Ginsburg Gone, Gun Makers Hope For A Firearm-Friendly Supreme Court