I, like gun owners everywhere in the country, are rejoicing in the Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association.
Leftists across the country are beating their chests in lamentation over that decision.
I read the opinion of the Court and it felt familiar.
I had a sense of deja vu to 2012. Another case known as Obergefell.
At the 50,000 foot level, both cases are not dissimilar.
In Obergefell, the Court decided that the 14th Amendment required that gays be granted equality under the law across state lines, establishing that they do not need to meet any higher standard to have their marriage licenses granted and given full faith and credit.
In NY Rifle & Pistol, the Court decided that the 14th Amendment applied to gun rights and that New York gun owners did not need to meet any higher standard to enjoy their Second Amendment right compared to any other Constitutional right.
In essence, both decisions state that the 14th Amendment means that all rights protected by the Constitution apply equally and a state can’t decide to deny a Constitutional right without due process and that Constitutional rights do not exist on a hierarchy where some rights can only be enjoyed by special privilege.
So how about we all relish in the way they Court has begun applying the 14th Amendment and look for more ways to use it to lift the yoke of government off our backs.
And Leftists, alternatively, attacking the NY Rifle & Pistol decision will pull a thread that unravel Obergefell as well.