On Monday, Dec. 2, the U.S. Supreme Court will debate a case on the constitutional right to firearms, provoking panic on the left, which sees its agenda of restrictions on guarantees and freedoms endangered, NBC News reported.
This case, the first of its kind to be accepted by the Supreme Court in more than a decade, received strong opposition from Democrats.
“Eleven years after the court declared in its landmark Heller ruling that the Second Amendment enshrines an individual right to bear arms, liberals are still in denial and need a judicial reminder,” the Wall Street Journal editorial board emphasized, warning, “States and cities have exploited the court’s reluctance to again enter this political battlefield.”
“Democrats have gone to great lengths to get the justices to drop the case,” the Wall Street Journal board noted, specifying that as soon as the Supreme Court accepted the case in January, the New York Police Department repealed the ban on carrying weapons.
The court even criticized this type of “voluntary cessation,” calling it “strategic,” indicating that Democrats intend to “preserve favorable judicial outcomes or avoid adverse rulings,” the board said.
The petition in question seeks to evaluate the law that prohibited New York residents from carrying weapons “locked up and unloaded” outside the city limits.
Now, the high court’s decision could have significant repercussions throughout the country, as it could give enough legal backing to Republicans to fight many of the hundreds of laws that have been enacted against guns in recent years.
The left panics
In an attempt to keep the case from running its course, New York City—run by Mayor Bill de Blasio—rushed to overturn the ordinance after the Supreme Court announced it was handling the case.
In addition, the New York state Legislature—with Democratic Gov.Andrew Cuomo—passed a new law prohibiting similar restrictions throughout the state.
When the process took its course, five senators led by Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island urged the justices to reject the case.
Democrats said they were willing to encourage their voters and even pressure the Supreme Court itself with the ultimate goal of “restructuring” it if they do not drop the case, Politico described.
The answer wasn’t long in coming. The Senate majority leader and his 52 Republican colleagues sent a letter to the Supreme Court rejecting the Democratic “threat.”
“The implication is as plain as day: Dismiss this case, or we’ll pack the court,” the Republicans pointed out, according to The Washington Post.
“The Democrats’ amicus brief demonstrates that their court-packing plans are more than mere pandering. They are a direct, immediate threat to the independence of the judiciary and the rights of all Americans,” the lawmakers said.