Gun control has always been an un-American idea.
The only people who shouldn’t have a right to own guns are those who are criminals or traitors. Unsurprisingly, these are the two main groups that the left wants to allow to remain armed and decrease punishments for.
Though for the rest of us, we have to focus on protecting our rights and keeping our Constitution as intact as possible.
When battles over gun rights reach the highest level of our nation’s law-making at the judicial level, they have an impact on all of our rights and on the future of the republic.
Here are three cases that are crucial to understand when it comes to the Second Amendment.
Three Key Cases For Gun Rights
Three key cases for gun rights are DC. v. Heller, McDonald v. Chicago and NY State Rifle and Pistol Assoc. v. Bruen. Here’s why they matter so much to our right to keep and bear arms…
In DC v. Heller, key issues were decided for the future of 2A. The case took place in 2008 in the Supreme Court and focused on whether you have a right to bear arms in self-defense.
The core argument upheld by people, including the late Justice Antonin Scalia, is that the right to self-defense is a natural and inalienable right that can’t be reduced or taken away.
McDonald v. Chicago took place in 2010 and emphasized that individuals have a right to full Second Amendment protection under the due process part of the Fourteenth Amendment, including at the state level.
It means your gun rights can’t be reduced at a state level.
When seconds count, help is just minutes away. NYSRPA v Bruen will remind the government we have a right to protect ourselves. NYS has been denying us our rights for long enough. @BradenLOA @Guns_Gadgets @armedscholaryt pic.twitter.com/nsYy6A6vzN
— All Hail the Mighty ROOT! 📻💬✈️ (@MobbyG) May 1, 2022
What It All Means
The implications of this are still being worked out, as we see state and local governments doing a lot to crack down on gun rights.
The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen took place last November. The key matter is whether American citizens have a right to carry arms in public or not.
This case also reinforced that Americans do indeed have a right to bear arms even in states which try to crack down on their rights.
Despite the left’s incursions on our gun rights, these cases are hopeful signs, as they show at the highest level, the legal arguments of the Second Amendment still hold up and must be protected.
Read the 5-4, Heller v. Washington DC opinion in which, after more than 200 years, the 2nd Amendment was construed to grant an individual right to bear arms.
— drunkenorangetree (@drunkenoranget1) May 2, 2022
The Bottom Line
Patriots and gun owners have the law on their side.
That’s why the left is trying to now sneak through gun control by regulating ghost guns, cracking down on magazine size, and spreading anti-gun legislation in unrelated bills. They won’t succeed as long as we remain vigilant and knowledgeable.
Never forget your rights as a free citizen and as an American.