When first it was announced that the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association were suing the Big Apple for its idiotic law against taking one’s legal gun beyond a home’s front doors for practice and training at a local gun range, the country’s premier gun control groups replied with an insincere “Good luck with that.” When the case made its way through lower courts and headed to the Supreme Court the same people could be heard holding their breath out of fear that the worst could happen: the SCOTUS siding with the NYSRPA. After the court’s decision Monday to treat the case as moot because the city just narrowly dodged a political bullet by making a deal to drop its case so that the SCOTUS wouldn’t rule against them, the gun control exhalers were ceremoniously thrilled to let their media mouth-pieces make the loud and clear announcement.
That crashing noise you just think you heard yesterday was the same heavy breathing that could not be avoided from dropping to the floor after Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a couple of his compadres called ‘time out’….’we’re not done yet.’
Those last four words ending with ’yet’ references Justices Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, Thomas and Alitos’ afterthought that the court will on Friday consider the horde of other gun control band aid issues inflicted on some states, since Donald Trump was elected President, to pass anti-constitutional remedies via statewide ballot measures to help arm their anti-gun legislative partners.
Left unsung was the melody liberals heard when Chief Justice John Roberts sided with then-President Obama’s health care act, Obama Care, in 2012, calling the higher cost a “tax” instead of a penalty-enforced ‘regulation” which got around the fact that only Congress can create an untouchable tax and, rather, a ‘regulation’ would be part and parcel of duly authorized legislation.
Now the horses have circled the barn, thanks to Brett Kavanaugh, et al, and his bench-sitting conservative contemporaries. In two days the court will begin considering the panoply of illicit anti-gun “laws,” “regulations,” and “ordinances” that have plagued gun owners, gun manufacturers, gun retailers, gun ranges and anyone else hoping to lawfully execute passage of a gun from Peter to Paul and back. If they want.
Justice Roberts is a political conservative. If he’s changed, no one knows. Except CNN, the WaPo and the NYTimes, of course, everyone’s still-in-the-dark journalism campground crowd. So there’s no evidence Roberts will change his colors from red to blue. We’re not sayin’ that couldn’t happen but should it, the country’s lawyers will see more new ground to plant with the seeds of political enrichment. Stay tuned.