NYSRPA v. Bruen has some of the strongest changes to help resolve Illinois (and other state’s) infringements of gun related rights. The cases will take time to be resolved. They will be expensive. The process will be risky for those involved, and the delays will be frustrating.
Read Justice Thomas’ majority ruling opinion carefully. You’ll see how remarkably assertive and angry he was about the past ten years of abuse.
Page 14 of this decision is crucial to understanding the major change that occurred on May 23rd of this year. This is when the “two step” process of reviewing the constitutionality of gun related cases was thrown out. Cases that were in process were remanded back to the courts for reconsideration. Future cases will be judged based on one thing only – compliance with the simple language of the Second Amendment based on it’s meaning in 1789 and in 1868 when it was incorporated into the states by the 14th Amendment.
This will complicate things for maintaining the kind of bans and infringements being enacted by Illinois and other states. Sorting this out will take time. Leftists everywhere simply DO NOT CARE. They will continue to infringe on your rights as long and as often as they can, because abuse of that power is natural to them. They believe it is advantageous to them. Until proven wrong by removal from office, they will continue to abuse their power by doing so.
If you don’t believe this, look to the history of how politicians have abused their power in other “popular” ways throughout the history of the United States. It doesn’t take much imagination to understand how this has always worked. Robber barons buying corrupt politicians… Check. Civil War Reconstruction… Carpetbaggers… Check. Over-regulation driving business overseas by newly formed executive agencies like the EPA… Check. Jim Crow laws restricting voting through literacy tests and poll taxes… Check. Establishment of a permanent class of subjects dependent on government transfer payments… Check. A “new deal” that favors some industries and destroys others… Check.
The fees you pay to exercise your right to carry a firearm concealed is the same as a poll tax. There is no difference. So are the courses and proficiency tests required by many states. While an excellent idea, they are required in order to exercise a constitutional right in those states. They are not prerequisites to a privilege – but a guaranteed constitutional right. these Things were not required in 1789 or 1868. Now, go back and read Justice Thomas’ majority opinion. There were no practical restrictions on where you could carry your firearm or how you concealed as long as you were not committing a crime or going armed to the terror of the people. “Gun free” violence attracting massacre zones did not exist.
Remember, the politicians taking these actions simply do not care. They are not exercising the people’s power in a responsible way. It is up to you as a citizen to hold them responsible for this. Subjects just accept their corrupt actions continue to vote them into office because they are scared of losing their government payments or benefits. That is just as corrupt.
It is expensive to challenge these abuses in court, and the Leftists are counting on that and the delays involved to overwhelm citizens. Never forget, and never compromise rights.