(HorizonPost.com) – The year 2020 has been quite a roller coaster of events. Thankfully, this year is coming to a close, and we can finally reflect on how it’s gone. Throughout, the Second Amendment has had its ups and downs.
— 2nd Amendment Rally AZ (@2ARallyAZ) December 4, 2020
Gun sales and related background checks have set records this year. The number of first-time gun buyers also grew exponentially. However, it may be the balance of Justices within the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) that’s truly one of the most significant developments for the 2A.
Justice Barrett’s Confirmation
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation for the Supreme Court tilted the balance of power within SCOTUS, which Conservatives now lead 6-3. A Republican majority could seriously favor the Second Amendment in the future.
On the Flipside
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court declined to decide the New York Rifle & Pistol Association’s case against the city of New York. The state affiliate of the NRA argued the case was a live Second Amendment controversy. The Supreme Court rejected that claim, however. The SCOTUS refused to hear any of the following 10 petitions for reviews.
The Second Amendment has had its ups and downs throughout 2020 but seems to be on the rise as this year closes. Hopefully, this trend continues well into 2021 and beyond.
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