The Supreme Court could hear a number of cases pertaining to Second Amendment rights before the end of 2020. Unfortunately, Americans may have to wait longer than expected for a decision.
All ten of the cases in question have been examined multiple times during pre-case conferences. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court hasn’t inspired much confidence in gun owners lately. The first Second Amendment case in ten years involving the transportation of firearms in New York City ended with a “moot” ruling. Basically — the court didn’t make any kind of statement on the case at all, but that was probably due to the fact lawmakers amended the law during the case.
Hopefully, these cases will not receive the same treatment, because they can have long-standing impacts on how we treat the Second Amendment in America.
For example, the Texas case “Mance v. Barr” involvers the banning of out of state firearm purchases. Frederic Mance Jr., who brought about the case as part of a group called the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, is going up against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Department of Justice claims that the law is constitutional.
A couple of other cases both deal with the same permit carry issue in New Jersey. Those cases are “Cheeseman v. Polillo” and “Ciolek v. New Jersey.”
In “Worman v. Healy” the issue is a challenge to ban certain types of assault rifles and other weapons with a high capacity magazine in Massachusetts. Upholding this law would clearly violate the Second Amendment. The Department of Justice hasn’t commented on this case yet. There is also a similar case involving the state of Illinois. That case is “Wilson v. Cook County” with the major points being the same about banning firearms.
There is also an 11th case that hasn’t been brought to a conference yet. It’s “Rodriquez v. The City of San Jose.” It is scheduled to be heard in conferences coming up June 22, 2020.
It will be interesting to see if any of these cases are actually going to make it all the way to be heard by the Supreme Court. At least a few of them will probably make it, but hearing those cases may not happen until 2021.