The Supreme Court Misses an Opportunity to Defend the 2nd Amendment

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Supreme Court of USThis week, the Supreme Court passed up an opportunity to get the government out of the bedroom. Counterintuitively, the case involved an ordinance adopted by the famously tolerant and progressive city of San Francisco eight years ago.

The puzzle is solved when you learn that the ordinance deals with guns, tools for exercising a constitutional right that is decidedly unfashionable in the City by the Bay. By declining to hear the case, the Supreme Court — which in 2010 affirmed that the Second Amendment binds states and cities, as well as the federal government — undermined that principle, suggesting that the right of armed self-defense is constrained by local sensibilities.

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