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Supreme Court shows little appetite for expanding gun rights in arguments over repealed New York regulation
https://www.cnbc.com ^ | DEC 2 2019 | Tucker Higgins

Posted on 12/02/2019 6:55:05 PM PST by Enterprise

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed unlikely to deliver a major win for gun-rights activists during arguments on Monday in the first significant Second Amendment case the justices have heard in nearly a decade.

The case was challenging a New York City gun regulation that barred the transport of handguns outside of the city, even to a second home or firing range. After the court agreed to hear the case, though, the city did away with the regulation and the state passed a law that prevented the city from reviving it.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; newyork; punt
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It would be too bad if the court simply dismissed this as "moot." If so, why take the case in the first damned place. Further, there would be NOTHING to prevent other cities and states from passing laws like this.

I was hoping that at least the Court would smack the law down as unconstitutional thereby preventing other cities and states from copying New York. I won't make a prediction regardless.

1 posted on 12/02/2019 6:55:06 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

How is confirming a right expanding it?


2 posted on 12/02/2019 6:57:34 PM PST by Boomer (Epstein didn't kill himself...)
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To: Enterprise

I note the zombie justice showed up. Obviously the hopeful speculation here that she was suffering from sepsis was incorrect, or we’d already be rid of this wicked tyrant


3 posted on 12/02/2019 6:57:43 PM PST by j.havenfarm ( Beginning my 20th year on FR! 2,500+ replies and still not shutting up!)
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To: Enterprise

I’m not a “ constitutional expert “ but I think your 2nd Amendment right would trump any state gun control law. Period.


4 posted on 12/02/2019 6:57:59 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: Enterprise

The supremes are by definition deep state entities. They are filtered through multiple layers of statist conformity before they’re even proposed for the job. Don’t expect anything to significantly restrict government power from them.


5 posted on 12/02/2019 6:59:17 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Enterprise
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed

Gee, those words can be a little confusing, let me get back to you.......

6 posted on 12/02/2019 6:59:58 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: HighSierra5

It has baffled me for years how cities and states have been able to deny our Second Amendment civil rights. Try pulling that routine on a racial civil right and see how far you get.

The Second Amendment should be sacrosanct. It should be as respected as ANY other amendment.


7 posted on 12/02/2019 7:01:01 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Pledge: "...and to the Democracy for which it stands..." I give up. Use the democRat meme...)
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To: Boomer

BTTT!


8 posted on 12/02/2019 7:02:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Enterprise

Roberts sucks. We need to replace Ruth Disaster Ginsberg with a new Trump appointed conservative so Roberts can side with the liberals all day long in futility.


9 posted on 12/02/2019 7:02:51 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (What profits a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?)
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To: j.havenfarm

My tenant was taken to the hospital suffering sepsis. His brother and I pulled the plug less than 72 hours later. He went downhill so fast I was surprized his brother made it before he went.

If RBG was truly septic, she’d be dead, I have no doubt.


10 posted on 12/02/2019 7:06:01 PM PST by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Next justice Trump nominates should be a staunch hunter and fisherman.


11 posted on 12/02/2019 7:06:26 PM PST by White MAGA Man
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To: Enterprise

If I understand this correctly, they DID dismiss this as “moot” since NY rescinded the law (knowing the USSC would throw it out). I think the USSC didn’t have the chance to smack down the law before NY acted.


12 posted on 12/02/2019 7:08:36 PM PST by Reddy ( B.O. stinks)
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To: Enterprise

when did common sense die???


13 posted on 12/02/2019 7:08:57 PM PST by DOC44
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It would be too bad if the court simply dismissed this as "moot." If so, why take the case in the first damned place.

New York City and New York State changed their laws AFTER SCOTUS granted cert. So at the time the court took the damned case, the old law was in effect.

I've been reading the transcript of the oral arguments (here:https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2019/18-280_m64o.pdf) and the liberals on the court all were focused on why the case sholdn't be mooted, and the conservatives focused on the restrictions to travel that still apply, such as not being able to make any deviations from a direct trip from home to the range with your unloaded and locked firearm.

My bet is that Roberts sides with the liberals and declares that the changes to the law has rendered the case moot.

14 posted on 12/02/2019 7:09:48 PM PST by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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it appeared likely after an hour of arguments that Chief Justice John Roberts would side with the court’s liberals to dismiss the matter altogether as moot in light of the repeal of the regulation.

This is the return of the nightmare, Justice Kennedy.

15 posted on 12/02/2019 7:12:29 PM PST by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban gun free zones)
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To: Boomer

Didn’t know the Supreme Court had the authority to rxpand my God Given Rights.


16 posted on 12/02/2019 7:12:53 PM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: White MAGA Man
Next justice Trump nominates should be a staunch hunter and fisherman.

And be 18 years old.

17 posted on 12/02/2019 7:14:04 PM PST by umgud
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To: j.havenfarm

An amazing, loving, caring, Godly woman that I know (several decades younger than rbg) passed away from cancer this week. Yet......

When it is my turn I will definitely be asking why? (Especially where George Soros is concerned...)


18 posted on 12/02/2019 7:15:21 PM PST by Reddy ( B.O. stinks)
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“our Second Amendment civil rights”

Folks, keep the semantics clean.
The 2nd amendment does not confer a “right” to the people.

The 2nd prohibits the Goober-mint from trampling on your G-d given rights.

The Left tries to control the language to construct the narrative. Fight back with consistent examples.


19 posted on 12/02/2019 7:17:48 PM PST by Macoozie (Handcuffs and Orange Jumpsuits)
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To: Enterprise

Doesn’t it say in the second paragraph above that NY repealed the law?

I could be wrong.


20 posted on 12/02/2019 7:19:43 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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