The post Bruen legal field has been stocked well with left leaning states passing fairly aggressive gun control packages and them being knocked down, enjoined, halted, and so forth in various legal challenge after legal challenge. Ultimately I don’t know what the political capital end state is for these politicians and lobbyists in the gun control camps, but I don’t know if their efforts are going to carry enough favor with their base to be profitable.
It feels, and this could be a misconception on my end, that the gun control advocate class cannot accept the sinking ship they inhabit. Gun laws are increasingly being axed if they do anything much beyond penalize a deliberately violent behavior. That isn’t universal and several places, like Maryland more recently, are going through a finding session of where and when a state can regulate the carry of a firearm. Other states are passing and losing things like assault weapon and magazine bans as the obvious gets stated for them in legal terms.
All of these events feel slated to push to the Supreme Court where the court will have to weigh in continuously on the different variations of nonsense liberal leaning states keep passing in the name of safety as they then spin a 180 and ignore high crime hot spots. They passed the laws, the extremist gun crazy conservatives who are owned by the NRA for fractions of a penny on the dollar are at fault, right?
People are becoming increasingly tired of the dog and pony show at both ends, even diehard gun controllers are sick of the lack of efficacy and progress while gun controller political types seem to be just riding the popularity of saying they will do something and the next thing will totally work, they promise. Gavin Newsom seems to be highest the that stack of political animals at the moment, passing a slew of laws that he feels will be challenged and defeated in court instead of doing his sworn duties to the Federal and State constitutions, as well as the electorate, and veto the laws until something constitutional crosses his desk. Nah, tie up the courts with garbage so you can ‘do something’ about gun violence.
New York’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act is doing the opposite, as is tradition of New York legislation like the SAFE Act making nobody any safer.
New Mexico’s gun control ‘Health Order’ out of the executive office keeps getting revised as the Governor keeps getting reminded she can’t do that.
Connecticut just banned open carry and limited the number of pistols that can be bought by an individual to three per 30 days. Where this will prevent mass shootings, limit straw purchasing and flipping, or otherwise styme the firearm pipeline I would be curious to see a shred of evidence.
Anyway, let’s go. Lawsuits in overdrive.