Originally Posted by jettio
The opening post is a little too optimistic about Supreme Court rulings. The Heller and McDonald decisions were close decisions that only made it unconstitutional to completely ban handguns in the home.
I would be surprised if a majority of justices overruled many gun regulations. IIRC the Supreme Court has not been willing to announce the standard of review for gun regulations. Seems to me that is because the majorities in Heller and McDonald has one, two or three indecisive votes.
Do not be surprised if Kennedy almost always finds gun regulations constitutional. I think you should also not be so sure about Alito and Roberts finding many gun regulations unconstitutional.
Based on what I heard Scalia say on TV, I wouldn't count on him necessarily either. Time to impeach justices too.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison