SCOTUS: The Court Of No Resort

On Monday, the US Supreme Court released ORDER LIST: 590 U.S. and denied certiorari on all ten Second Amendment cases that were pending. All of them. Bans on carrying outside the home, out-of-state handgun purchases, firearm and magazine bans and restrictions. They had, of course, previously mooted NYSRPA v. City of New York, declining to […]

The Supreme Court Confirms the Second Amendment Remains a Second Class Right

[I]n several jurisdictions throughout the country, law-abiding citizens have been barred from exercising the fundamental right to bear arms because they cannot show that they have a “justifiable need” or “good reason” for doing so. One would think that such an onerous burden on a fundamental right would warrant this Court’s review. This Court would […]

Gun Industry Deals With the Failure of the Supreme Court to Take Up 2A Cases

From the National Shooting Sports Foundation: The NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, expressed profound disappointment and frustration by the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to accept any of nearly a dozen Second Amendment-related appeals. The Supreme Court requires just four justices to agree to hear an appeal at the nation’s highest court. Four justices, including […]

The Trump Administration Has Its Hands Full in Defending the Bump Stock Ban

When the ATF, at the Trump administration’s direction, waived is regulatory magic want and announced that bump fire stocks (which they’d previously approved) had magically become machine guns, they created hundreds of thousands of criminals. People who had legally purchased bump fire stocks and then had to make the choice of destroying them, turning them […]