The Supreme Court has recently been on quite the roll regarding its decisions, Dobbs v. Jackson and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, just to name two of the highlights, but now the court wants more.
The Supreme Court said last week that firearm-related cases in Hawaii, California, New Jersey, and Maryland might deserve a second look in the wake of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.
The Supreme Court ruled in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen that conditional restrictions on concealed carry licenses were unconditional, meaning that states and localities can not restrict who can carry a firearm outside their home with “proper cause” requirements. As a result, lower courts now have to review several cases that this ruling may have impacted, and some will now take a new look at other 2nd Amendment cases.
Some of the more interesting cases that fall under the 2nd Amendment that the lower courts will now have to look at involve; magazine size restrictions, “Assault Weapon” bans, attachment bans, and cases involving other carry restrictions.
One prominent case that keeps coming up involves a Hawaii statute limiting open carry in public. In that case, an appeals court ruled that the 2nd Amendment does not guarantee an unfettered, general right to openly carry arms in public for individual self-defense.” The recent Supreme Court ruling will force the appeals court to take a second look at this case.
The Supreme Court has also asked that federal appeals courts review cases involving limitations on the number of bullets a magazine can hold. If these laws were to be overturned, that would be a massive win for the 2nd Amendment. In addition, many states across the country have pushed for magazine size restrictions as a means of gun control.
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen has been a massive victory for the 2nd Amendment, and the reach of this case has only expanded as the days go on. Several states have already dropped their requirements, but some have created new laws in an effort to skirt the Supreme Court decision.