Supreme Court Snubs 2A by Turning Away 10 Gun Cases
By Chris Eger
The U.S. Supreme Court this week denied nine of the 10 pending gun rights petitions without comment, with the only action seen on two of the nine justices saying they would have heard a case on carry rights in New Jersey, or, to be more accurate, the lack of them. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up no less than 10 pending Second Amendment cases centered on gun rights appeals.
In their 57-page list of Orders released this week, the nation’s high court refused to accept cases backed by those who felt their right to keep and bear arms was infringed by odious laws in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. The cases included questions on “assault weapon” bans, strict “may issue” permitting schemes that reject far more applicants than they grant, and handgun sales.
In many cases, the appeals had been in the courts for years and continue the shut-out of Second Amendment challenges taken up by the court since 2010.
“It only takes 4 justices to take a case and there are 4 justices (Gorsuch, Thomas, Alito, and Kavanaugh) who are all on record saying the Court needs to take another Second Amendment case soon,” noted