You might think, with the recent Supreme Court rulings in favor of Second Amendment rights, that anti-2A crazies would pull back and try to rethink their policy positions to try to find other ways to save lives (the usual excuse that they give for promoting gun control).
But they don’t tend to do that, and today’s story gives you one reason why that is.
See, just because the Second Amendment is in place and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has upheld it recently, there are other lower Federal courts that are all too happy to simply disregard the SCOTUS’s decisions and do whatever crazy thing that they want to do. Scottie Barnes writes,
Following a week-long trial in early June, U.S. District Court Judge Karin Immergut ruled on July 14 that Oregon’s voter-approved gun safety laws are constitutional under the United States Constitution.
On July 17, lawyers for the gun rights groups who challenged the measure filed a notice of their plans to appeal the judge’s ruling.
For now, though, Ballot Measure 114 remains on hold due to a state court injunction.
The case is among the first challenges heard since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling last year in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen.
Should Ballot Measure 114 survive its legal test, Oregon would have among the strictest gun laws in the nation.
In her 122-page written order issued July 14, Judge Immergut found that banning large capacity magazines and requiring a permit to purchase a firearm are in keeping with “the nation’s history and tradition of regulating uniquely dangerous features of weapons and firearms to protect public safety.”
That’s just insane to me. You can’t argue with any rationality and knowledge of firearms in history that magazine bans fit with the scope of freedom in firearms ownership in the U.S., and the only history that you may be able to argue that gun permits comes from is the racist history of gun control (you can read more about that here). I doubt that racism is something that any anti-2A zealot really wants to be associated with, but it is the truth about their position on guns.
This ruling is just another example of judges pulling nonsense “rationales” out of thin air to make court rulings that they want regardless of the law.
Let’s hope that this ruling gets thrown out on appeal along with Oregon’s insane gun laws.