By Greg Camp
Fayetteville, AR –-(Ammoland.com)- The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court is being celebrated by the right wing and by supporters of gun rights—those are not necessarily identical—but before passing out the bottles of beer, pause a moment. Will Kavanaugh an unmitigated blessing for the country?
First, let’s review his stance on gun rights. In a case that challenged the striking down of the District of Columbia’s good reason standard for the issuance of carry licenses, Kavanaugh was one of the judges to decline to give the appeal a hearing, thereby leaving the lower court’s ruling in effect. And in the second case brought by Dick Heller against the city’s gun laws, a suit against the restrictions on semiautomatic firearms and against the registration system, Kavanaugh dissented from the majority ruling, arguing that the previous Heller decision and the subsequent McDonald case mean that guns in common use cannot be banned and that registries, by contrast, are outside the norm. That latter point is at the heart of his thinking on gun laws. In his view, “text, history, and tradition” all have to be …Read the Rest