After the Supreme Court struck down a myriad of their favored big government policies, Democrats went berserk.
Now one gun rights group is looking to build off the success of the Bruen decision.
And it could absolutely decimate gun control regimes in the deepest of blue states.
Gun group files five lawsuits in four different federal appeals courts
The legal arm of the National Association for Gun Rights just this week dropped five lawsuits in four different federal appellate circuits, challenging the constitutionality of multiple state and local so-called “assault weapons” bans and magazine size restrictions.
Bans are being challenged in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Hawaii, and the cities of Highland Park and Naperville in Illinois.
These lawsuits are in addition to the recent cases filed against multiple municipalities in Colorado, as well as the State of Colorado itself.
Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights, said in a press release that “In light of the Bruen decision, and the success we’ve had in suing localities in Colorado for their gun grabs, we’re going after every Federal Circuit Court which has upheld egregious firearms bans. They must immediately overturn their ‘assault weapons’ and magazine bans– and our suits argue just that.”
Gun control regimes shattered to pieces if lawsuits succeed
The move by the National Association for Gun Rights could very well lead to so-called “assault weapons” bans to be struck down nationwide, leading to all seven states that currently have these laws on the books (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia), as well as the numerous Democrat-controlled states such as Colorado, Oregon, and Washington that are just waiting to do it themselves.
“Assault weapons” is, of course, a misnomer used by the gun control lobby to justify banning any firearm they essentially deem to be scary.
As witnessed during debates over a federal “assault weapons” ban in Congress earlier this summer, most Democrats are completely clueless as to how firearms actually work and are just interested in banning as many firearms as possible, especially the most commonly-owned firearm in America, the AR-15.
What they don’t tell you is that many commonly-owned pistols, shotguns, and hunting rifles would also be swept up in these types of bans.
If NAGR’s cases succeed, it would certainly send Democrats into orbit and lead to louder calls from progressives to either outright abolish the U.S. Supreme Court, pack it, or strip it of its authority.
New era for the Second Amendment
The Bruen decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court was clearly a game changer, with it forcing the approach to the interpretation of the Second Amendment to be based on the clear reading and intent of the drafting of the amendment as well as the historical context.
Most gun control restrictions today, especially the so-called “assault weapons” bans, should fail that test outright.
It’s also possible that permitting regimes that force law-abiding citizens to obtain government permission to carry for self-defense could also fall if a successful challenge is mustered.
Regardless, so long as conservatives maintain a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, we could very well see much of our firearms freedom returned in the next couple years, but the anti-gun Left isn’t going to let it happen without a fight.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.