Supreme Court Dodges Magazine Ban Question

Supreme Court Dodges Magazine Ban Question

As if straight out the movie Matrix, the United States Supreme Court dodged another gun case.  This one has to do with Maryland banning high capacity magazines.  No justices made a public statement about the case.

The law in question was passed after the Newtown, Conn. Sandy Hook school shooting by Adam Lanza.

From Constitution Center – Supreme Court Justices allow ban on high-capacity guns.

None of the nine Justices recorded a public dissent from the refusal to hear a Second Amendment challenge to the Maryland law that was passed in 2013 in direct response to the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre in 2012 of 20 school children and six adults by an assailant using a semi-automatic rifle, firing 155 bullets within five minutes.

Because the Court provided no reasons for bypassing review of the case of Kolbe v. Hogan, it was not clear that the series of such shootings across the nation over the past two years had had any influence on the Justices. The practical reality, though, was that the action left state legislatures with wide authority to react to such incidents.


Believe it or not, this may be a good thing.  Hang on a second and please take a few minutes to hear me out.  The Supreme Court refusing to hear the case turns it into a states rights issue.  Each state will be able to pass the laws that represent the citizens on that state.  This beats something happening on a national level.

I am sure a lot of you would love to see the Supreme Court strike down the law.  However, since this is a state issue, the citizens of that state need to work to get the law repealed.  Citizens that are facing laws that could ban magazines should to work to make sure the laws never get passed.

The end effect of this being a state issue is more people getting involved in local politics.  Get involved, get the gun friendly people elected, and kick the gun grabbers out.

While I disagree with the Supreme Court deciding not to hear the case, I also understand that this could get more people involved on the state level.  More pro-gun people being involved means we can get more pro-gun laws passed.

Let the citizens of each state decide what is best for them.


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November 28, 2017 at 09:15AM


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