Second Amendment incorporated

The Second Amendment is fundamental to the Nation’s system of ordered liberty, rules the court. Chicago’s gun ban is remanded to the lower court, but its fate seems sealed by this decision. Only Thomas was inclined to resuscitate the Privileges and Immunities clause. At a glance it doesn’t look as though the court settled the level of scrutiny, so gun rights will almost certainly be coming back to the Court one more time before all is said and done.

UPDATE: I’m glad to see the opinion discuss the racist roots of gun control. It was clearly relevant to the authors of the 14th Amendment, and even if it weren’t, it’s valuable to see the rug pulled out from under the gun-control advocates’ pretenses to the moral high-ground.

UPDATE: Plaudits for Thomas’s brilliant concurrence.

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