The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would be issuing opinions on Friday of this week. Normally they issue opinions on Tuesday and Thursday. It is very unusual to have them issue opinions on a Friday.
There are two very big cases we are waiting to hear on. The first is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the opinion that will affect abortion.
The other is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc vs Bruen, the opinion on whether the State’s denial of petitioners’ application for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.
The media has been pushing shootings into the headlines for months now as this case was discussed within SCOTUS. As seems always to be the case, as soon as good legislation sees the light of day in congress and is making progress we start reading about more and more shootings and suddenly we can’t talk about gun rights because of the blood of the children.
Every single time.
In the house I’ve been talking about how there are more and more articles talking about mass shootings. Mass shootings that disappear just a day or so later. Often when it turns out that it was a protected class shooting at another protected class. In the same way the weekly drum of members of protected classes in Chicago killing each other goes on and on and on without every breaking into the national news cycle.
If these opinions drop on Friday, keep your head on a swivel because it is likely to get very nasty out there. Even in my small town we’ll have a bunch of people on the town square holding up their signs telling me how horrible it is. Just west of here it will be even worse as that town is a liberal cesspool with every left wing activist from a 100 miles protesting.
I don’t expect violence around here, but I’m not going to go anywhere where there might be violence and I will have my head on a swivel. The truck is getting an extra can as well, just in case.
H/T To Divemedic’s blog