SCOTUS Moots NY Gun Case, but Pending Cases May Provide Protection

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh was among the SCOTUS judges that shot down the NY gun case.

U.S.A. -( While the U.S. Supreme Court has mooted the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association’s challenge of a now-defunct handgun law in the City of New York, there is a possibility for an important Second Amendment ruling coming from one of four cases now pending before the high court, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

The hint came in a concurrence on the court’s decision from Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While he shares concerns voiced by Associate Justice Samuel Alito that some state and federal courts may not be properly applying the principles of the Heller and McDonald rulings.

“The court should address that issue soon,” Justice Kavanaugh observed, “perhaps in one of the several Second Amendment cases with petitions for certiorari now pending before the Court.”

While SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb was disappointed, but not surprised by the high court’s action on the New York Case, he is encouraged that one of SAF’s four cases now up for consideration by the Supreme Court may be granted a hearing.

“The Second Amendment Foundation currently has four cases pending before the Supreme Court that could serve that purpose,” Gottlieb said, “and we hope that one or all of these cases gets heard and gives notice to lower courts that they can no longer thumb their noses at the prior rulings that protect Second Amendment rights.”

The four SAF cases already submitted to the high court are Rodriguez v. City of San Jose; Pena v. Cid, Culp v. Madigan and Mance v. Barr. The Mance case involves SAF’s sister organization, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as a plaintiff.

“SCOTUS mooted the New York case as the old law is no longer valid,” Gottlieb remarked, “but invited hearing another case pending before the high court to insure that lower courts adhere to the Heller and McDonald rulings made previously by the high court. We’ve got four ready-made cases now on the table just waiting for acceptance.”

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The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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I couldn’t agree more. Despite the 2A being crystal clear, and many favorable SCOTUS rulings over the years, we’re still fighting this battle year after year, decade after decade, with no end in sight. It has to be ended somehow.


It will be ended, in the not-too-distant future, because Democrats are too rock-stupid to know when to stop pushing…

The other Jim

Ok, we will see what they grant certiorari. Then if so, wait 9-12 months for a calendar date, then 6-12 months for a decision. And maybe 6 months more if they first want a date to hear argument on if they should grant certiorari then 4-6 months more for a decision on that first. I wonder how many of us will be dead by the time the waiting is done. No problem Kavanaugh the elitist. But to Kavanaugh, even if you are dead the important thing is is that your rights were restored.

Wild Bill

@ToJ, The libtards on the court are just running out the clock on our lives. With the nothing settled about treating the Second Amendment as a first class civil right, future government will be able to negate the freedom of future generations to defend themselves from tyranny.


Have all the protection I want, or need.The humorous part of this is they THINK they are going to ever be able to control us.We have all the power(we simply haven’t been PUSHED to the point of having to use it).
Sadly that day is rapidly approaching,These NWO GLOBALIST clowns are giving us NO CHOICE.
They will rue the day WE have had enough.


Including the very little known one under a certain, shut down, CA wind farm…
My, I do like being cryptic. 🙂


The progressive thugs of NYC know how to avoid being trapped by their own Jim Crow laws. They have read the Jim Crow playbook and know that a minor retreat will save their greater effort to suppress liberty. They are crafty, cunning and fundamentally evil. That makes them a clear and present danger to our Republic. This self inflicted ‘moot’ will not hold back a tide of cases attacking their tactics. Pick your fights carefully. Bacerra in Kalifornia will stumble in to traps because his hubris blinds him. Pending cases in the People’s Republik of Kalifornia will float to the… Read more »


@nrringlee – Bacerra has little choice but to defend law as written in his state. It is his job. As for the current and worst laws, they were passed by popular referendum in proposition-64 (I believe that’s the right number). Given nature of California’s legal system, the legislature and governor are powerless to throw out the law as passed in the proposition. As such, I do not see how California could possibly moot their laws to avoid SCOTUS hearing. Suppose Bacerra could refuse to defend some aspects in circuit court in order to avoid going to SCOTUS – but even… Read more »