There are other SCOTUS decisions to come out yet. The biggest one is Dobbs vs Jackson to overturn Roe vs Wade.
I did not know that case was being heard. It would be great if that was overturned.
Don’t be surprised if the gun grabbers are working on a way to stop this. One way would be to pack the supreme court.It is the silver bullet, but it will take a couple years for the whole effect to come to fruition.
Maryland's assault weapon ban is up for consideration by the Supreme court this fall. It'll either get taken up, which would likely freeze any 2A related cases again, or punted back down to re-rule with the new precedent from Bruen. If it gets taken up by SCOTUS, that is all assault weapon bans gone by June next year. If it gets punted, the lower court will be forced to rule in favor of the 2A by the current precedent, and the state will almost certainly not appeal to avoid it getting slapped down and have all AWBs be struck down nation wide.
In the next 6 months to a year the CA mag ban, assault weapons ban, and handgun roster will be heard and decided via this precedent. If the 9th finally takes the hint, the state will lose all of these cases. Likely they will not appeal to prevent them from going to the supreme court and just take the L in the 9th. In the event the 9th completely defies Thomas's opinion, it'll get appealed and taken up by the supreme court. This would drag the process out, but it would completely end any state attempts at blanket bans for good. Liberals will begin to stop appealing when they lose to try and prevent it from going higher up the chain.
So I give it 2 years tops before assault weapon bans, mag bans, etc... are completely illegal. Either by way of the supreme court or because the 2nd and 9th give up.
By the time this rolls around, I also expect lawsuits involving the NFA to be in the works. That will be extra spicy since it will never pass the test that Thomas's opinion mandates. This is because they'll have to look at history, text, and tradition prior to 1934, and before that there was literally nothing. They cant use any history, text, or tradition that post-dates the law under consideration. That would rip the NFA out by the roots.
I am quite confidant that we'll have unrestricted machine guns, SBRs, suppressors, etc... within 5 years. The only thing that might survive scrutiny is the $200 tax stamp, and that is quite marginal.
In New York, lawmakers not the AG, is already hard at work. NY lawmakers introduced a bill today to not allow concealed carrying of guns in a “sensitive location” creating gun-free zones in places including the subway, trains, buses and ferries, government buildings, houses of worship, schools, libraries, public playgrounds, public parks, zoos, homeless shelters, and polling places.I'm sure those state's AG's are already hard at work...
I hope you are right. It would be nice to start turning things around.Indeed. The EPA ruling will be a sleeper precisely because it can be used to gut the ATFs constant changing of their terms and definitions. No longer can they call an Apple a Potato and get away with it.