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Khal Spencer

SCOTUS has been loathe to revisit Heller unless a jurisdiction has gone off the deep end in restrictive laws, as UCLA ConLaw Prof. Adam Winkler has said more than once. This is one of those times. Having grown up in New York State and spent years both Upstate and Downstate, I am cheering on the NYSRPA. The City went too far.

I don't think SCOTUS was terribly impressed by NY's response, esp. since it continues to treat gun ownership as a privilege of the rich rather than an enumerated right. If the City had even gone so far as to end this idiotic rule, which senselessly regulates without any public safety benefit, before being sued and use some...common sense...i.e. let people take a firearm to a home or legitimate destination outside the five boroughs, consistent with Heller, this wouldn't have happened. Now the anti gunners are quaking in their boots having given a conservative Court the chance to go farther than Heller. Well, as in the abortion debate, those who want to trample on our rights will go as far as they can until something bigger pushes back.

Barry Rabkin

That pesky Second Amendment to our Constitution rears its "won-t go-away-head" again.

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