President Trump’s decision to appoint Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court just took a stunning turn.
With both of his nominees now serving together, the court is set to take up a gun rights case that will have serious implications for the Second Amendment, no matter which way it goes. In focus is a disastrous New York City law that prohibits lawful gun owners from taking a licensed, unloaded handgun outside of their homes, unless it’s to a designated shooting range.
Many Americans, especially gun owners, are aware of the 2008 case known as District of Columbia v. Heller, which found that the Second Amendment is clear: Possessing a firearm for self-defense is an individual right protected by the Constitution. This new case out of New York City will be the first time since 2008 that a major dispute on guns will be heard by the Supreme Court.
Conservatives are hoping that with Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the court, a victory against the New York City law will be won, further preventing erosion of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Should the court rule in favor of New York City, liberal municipalities across the nation will surely pass a similar law.
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