SCOTUS May Have to Settle This Gun Control Measure

SCOTUS May Have to Settle This Gun Control Measure

( – Democrats haven’t been able to push through the widespread gun control laws they want to at the federal level. Instead, Liberal states have passed their own laws, like bans on large-capacity gun magazines. The problem with that, is that it gets really confusing when those pieces of legislation make it to the federal level and different rulings are handed down. That’s exactly what happened recently.

On September 1, a three-judge panel for the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a New Jersey law that bans magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The justices said the law isn’t a violation of the Second Amendment because it doesn’t “substantially affect [residents’] ability to defend themselves.”

A couple of weeks before the New Jersey ruling, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion on the same type of law in California and held it does violate the Second Amendment.

These two competing rulings indicate the Supreme Court is eventually going to have to make a decision about the law. Clearly, the lower courts do not agree on what violates the Second Amendment. Gun-rights advocates are trying to decide what to do about the New Jersey ruling, but it could go before a full panel. Right now, it’s a waiting game.

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