The Second Amendment scored a major victory today when the United States Senate, By a vote of 54 – 45, approved Neil Gorsuch as the newest Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. After Gorsuch is sworn in on Monday, the Supreme Court will return to its full number of nine justices, with a slim majority of five justices being generally pro-Second Amendment.
This means that the CRPA and NRA legal challenges that are currently underway can finally be heard by a more favorably comprised Supreme Court that understands the limitations that the Second Amendment puts on government infringement of the right to keep and bear arms, and that appreciates what the ruling in the 2008 Heller case really meant. CRPA and NRA’s current legal challenges include: California’s “assault weapon” ban, the ban on the possession of magazines that hold over 10 rounds, the upcoming severe restrictions on ammunition purchases, and the challenge to California’s corrupt system for not issuing licenses to carry a firearm in public absent the showing of a special need beyond self-defense as seen in the Peruta case and others.
In fact, the CRPA/NRA Peruta case is now awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court on whether the Court will accept the case for review after a Ninth Circuit en banc court held there was no Second Amendment right to carry a firearm concealed outside the home. In fact, the Supreme Court is scheduled to consider whether to take the Peruta case in an internal court conference on Friday April 14th. The new Justice Gorsuch will be a part of making that decision.
This would not have been possible without the NRA’s early and steadfast support of President Donald J. Trump during the 2016 election. The NRA realized the importance of that election for the Supreme Court and the Second Amendment, and made a promise to defend the composition of the Court and former Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on it. The NRA leadership and membership worked tirelessly to ensure that his replacement would be appointed by a President who respected the Second Amendment, and who would appoint justices to the Court who would uphold critical decisions such as Heller and McDonald. The NRA delivered big time.
While this victory is a cause for celebration, the fight isn’t over by a long shot. There is much to be done in California. We look forward to standing with you and the NRA as we seek to restore liberty in the Golden state.
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Thank you for standing with us. Together, we will defeat the gun ban lobby in California, and strengthen and preserve our Second Amendment rights and freedoms for generations to come.