It’s a Gun Rights Thanksgiving

Bruen decision echoes through country
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Even with the announcement by the ATF that they are going after solvent trap silencers (as annoying is it was expected) the legal field is looking bright for gun rights.

In Oregon, the infamous Measure 114 was ruled to violate the state constitution. Defenders are crying that the “voter approved” measure that requires permitting, training, and a magazine capacity ban, was… well… voter approved.

That is merely a reminder that popularity and, literacy, competency, or expertise are different things. The law barely won in a solidly blue state but it will be defended and its downfall will be touted as an attack on democracy regardless of the fact that this is exactly how a democratically elected republic with an empowered judiciary is supposed to do things, like check laws constitutionality. If voters think that is wrong they are welcome to amend the state and federal constitutions.

Additionally Maryland also had their licensing scheme tossed. Turns out that you cannot require licensure for a civil right. Weird.

Go, Bruen! Go!

Happy Thanksgiving, folks.

Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.