Friday, March 31, 2023

Supreme Court says many gun cases deserve a facelift

WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) – The Supreme Court said Thursday that gun cases involving sanctions in Hawaii, California, New Jersey and Maryland deserve a facelift after its major ruling in a gun case last week.,

The court said that in light of last week’s ruling — which said Americans have the right to carry guns outside the home — lower courts should reconsider several cases that awaited action by the High Court. . Those cases include a ban on high-capacity magazines, assault weapons, and a state law that prohibits carrying guns outside the home.

Justices struck down a New York law last week in a 6-3 decision that required people to show “reasonable reason,” a specific requirement to carry a gun if they wanted to carry a gun in public. Was. There are similar laws in half a dozen states on which this decision has raised questions.,

In the New York case, the court’s conservative majority gave lower courts new guidance on how to evaluate gun restrictions. The judges dismissed the two-step approach appeals courts had previously used as one step being too much. He added that courts assessing modern firearms regulations should simply ask whether they are “consistent with the text and historical understanding of the Second Amendment.”

Sending other gun cases back to lower courts gives them an opportunity to enforce that new guidance.

One of the cases referred back to the lower court on Thursday involved an air statute similar to New York. In that case, a panel of 11 judges at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled The right to “keep and bear arms” does not guarantee an absolute, general right to “carry weapons in public for personal self-defense” in the 2021 Constitution’s Second Amendment. But the High Court, in its latest gun case, said that the Constitution “protects the right of a person to carry a weapon for self-defense outside the home.” The lower court will now have to reconsider Hawaii’s decision.

The High Court asked federal appeals courts to reconsider the cases involving laws in California and New Jersey that limit the number of bullets a gun magazine can hold. A 2018 law from New Jersey limits most gun owners to magazines that hold ammunition to 10 rounds instead of the 15-round limit since 1990. A lower court upheld the law,

California law also bans magazines containing more than 10 pills. A panel of 11 judges at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year 7-4 To uphold the California ban.

The justices also referred back to review a case in Maryland that challenged the state’s 2013 ban on 45 types of assault weapons. The High Court had dismissed a previous challenge to the law in 2017,

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