The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could prove to be monumental in re-establishing the legal footing of the Second Amendment.
According to a recent article in The New York Times, the case involves a New York City ordinance that restricts legal gun owners from transporting their guns anywhere but seven approved shooting ranges. This means that a New York City gun owner cannot use a shooting range closer to their residence, while transporting their gun and ammunition securely, nor can they take their gun to a second home.
This case is significant because the Supreme Court has refused to hear a Second Amendment appeal in about ten years. The Court has a rule that a case must get four votes in order to be added to the docket. With Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh now on the panel, more of these cases could make the cut. The author, Adam Liptak, elaborates:
Last year, dissenting from the court’s decision not to hear a Second Amendment case, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that the court was abdicating its duty to protect an important constitutional right.
“The right to keep and bear arms is apparently this court’s constitutional orphan,” Justice Thomas wrote. “And the lower courts seem to have gotten the message.”
Though the current case will not be heard until it’s next session in October, we should expect to see this Right “adopted” into the body of government we trust to fairly uphold the Constitution.