In April, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the NRA-backed case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett. This case presents the court with a historic opportunity to affirm the right to bear arms in public for self-defense.
Elections have consequences. Less than two months into the Biden administration, the U.S. House of Representatives took up two far-reaching gun-control bills. Neither would reduce crime, but that is not the point.
All eyes right now are on the so-called “Charleston loophole,” and federal legislation ostensibly designed to close that alleged loophole.
“I grew up at a time when people were not afraid of people with firearms. I used to travel on the subway from Queens to Manhattan with a rifle. Could you imagine doing that today in New York City?” So recalled U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia about his days as a schoolboy on a rifle team.