Joe Biden got set up for a Supreme Court defeat that will leave Democrats heart broken
The Supreme Court is in the middle of a landmark term.
Democrats are nervous about the cases the justices agreed to take up.
And Joe Biden got set up for a Supreme Court defeat that will leave Democrats heart broken.
When Joe Biden campaigned for President, he sold himself to Democrat voters as the most successful gun grabber in history.
Biden counted the 1994 so-called “assault weapons” ban as a signature policy achievement and claimed he could beat the NRA.
But Biden and the gun grabbers look like they are on the verge of an historic defeat as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.
This case revolves around New York’s stringent permitting rules requiring applicants for a concealed carry license show a “proper cause” and “special or unique danger to their life.”
During oral arguments, the court’s six Republican appointees expressed extreme skepticism for the state’s gun control law.
Even center-left Chief Justice John Roberts wondered why New Yorkers needed permission to exercise their Second Amendment rights when the state did not require a permit for any other Constitutional rights.
“You don’t have to say, when you’re looking for a permit to speak on a street corner or whatever, that, you know, your speech is particularly important,” Chief Justice Roberts asked the solicitor general of New York. “So why do you have to show in this case, convince somebody, that you’re entitled to exercise your Second Amendment right?”
Justice Brett Kavanaugh could not understand why someone saying they live in a violent area was not reason enough to grant a concealed carry permit.
“Why isn’t it good enough to say I live in a violent area?” Kavanaugh wondered.
Kavanaugh also explained that he believed the court needed to adopt a text, history, and tradition standard when evaluating Second Amendment cases where Justices should look at the simple text of the Second Amendment.
“There will be tough questions, as the arguments revealed, about what the historical practice shows, but the default or baseline is the text,” Kavanaugh stated.
The text, history, and tradition standard would mean evaluating gun control laws based on the wording of the Second Amendment which clearly states that the “right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
The Justices appear poised to strike down the New York state law and for the first time expand the scope of the Second Amendment to include carrying firearms for self defense outside the home.