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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:30 AM

Kavanaugh is on record saying...

...semi-auto rifles and semi-auto handguns are in common use.

Anti-gunners, you have lost. Assault weapon bans will fall in the next couple of years.

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Response to Hades (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:32 AM

1. I don't consider that a strong 2nd amendment position.

But I never expected Trump to pick a pro gun justice.

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Response to Jake (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:28 AM

2. Kavanaugh is stronger on the 2nd than Kennedy was

Keep in mind Scalia had to inserted language into both the Heller and McDonald rulings to get Kennedy's vote. This language allows states to enact laws that are tougher than current federal laws, like AWB bans.

What I see happening is some of the post Newtown laws enacted that have made it to the USSC and been rejected for a hearing being heard now. The trick is Kavanaugh and the entire court will have to use Heller and McDonald plus the Mass. vs US ruling on stun guns as part of their guide on any future rulings.

This could be a win for pro gun rights on some laws ( cases coming out of the 9th and 4th Circuit come to mind) but also could be a loose for others (NewSafe and Marylands 2013 AWB).

Gun rights groups will have to be careful on what cases they want to take to the USSC until a clear path is show by Kavanaugh and even then allow for current USSC rulings.

Gun rights have potentially won a battle in the culture war with Kavanaugh (we'll have to see how he rules). The war itself will shift to the state level and gun rights activists will have to keep the fight going there for at least a generation.

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