In its Heller decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the right to own a handgun is a fundamental civil right. In the McDonald decision, it extended that right to all states in the Union. However, there’s a problem — that right is denied to those between the age of 18 and 21 who want to buy a gun through a dealer. Which, by the way, would be the only way of obtaining a gun if the Brady Campaign and the rest of their gun grabbing cohort have their way. Instead, those between 18 and 21 need to resort to private party sales (which, in most places, are not subject to a background check) to buy a handgun. And the NRA doesn’t think that is right . . .
This past week, the NRA filed a petition for the Supreme Court to hear a case challenging that specific section of the 1968-era Gun Control Act. The NRA argues that “the years since the Heller decision have been marked by intransigence by governments and courts that at best have simply been unable to break habits formed during pre-Heller days and at worst are engaged in massive resistance to this Court’s decisions.”
The case is the NRA v. The ATF (among others), and might be one of the cases that Justice Scalia was referring to when he said that he expects the Supreme Court to hear more gun control related cases this year. Naturally, we’ll keep an eye on it.