By David Codrea
While the limited scope of the ruling, which remanded the case back to the Massachusetts Supreme Court, could still result in the ban being “justified” using some other “legal” fabrication, it has raised hopes that other bearable weapons could also be acknowledged as protected in future cases.
That was one ruling. But it was the case SCOTUS didn’t hear that has the most immediate impact on gun owners throughout the Republic, and it’s been enabled by a prominent so-called “pro-gun” Democrat: The ban on guns in Post Offices.
It’s somewhat understandable why the high court passed on the case, because it’s something easily fixable by Congress. They’d actually considered it back in 2014, with a postal reform bill that included allowing guns in parked vehicles. Sen. Rand Paul, quite properly, tried to get that expanded to allow persons to lawfully carry inside postal facilities as well.
Democrats were having none of that, especially one who has enjoyed strong support from gun owners.
“This is about politics,” Sen. Jon Tester of Montana complained in a Pool/CNN report. “It’s about 100 percent politics because if I vote against the amendment that Rand Paul has, the commercials aren’t going to say ‘Jon Tester voted against guns in post offices.’ They’re going to say ‘Jon Tester voted against guns in parking posts,’ which is where their concern would be. So let’s not fool anybody here. This isn’t about good policy. This is about a political election in November and what kind of ads are going to be available to be ran and how the record will be distorted in those ads.”
The tortured grammar in that transcription of whatever it is he actually said notwithstanding, no distortion is needed…. (Snip)
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About David Codrea:
David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (WarOnGuns.com), and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs. David is an associate editor for Oath Keepers. David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.