(Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/FILE)For more than a decade, individual Supreme Court conservatives lamented lower court decisions that endorsed gun regulations, as their own court failed to expand a 2008 ruling that said the Second Amendment protects a right to a handgun in the home for self-defense. But the new conservative supermajority has changed everything for America, and on Thursday Thomas wrote the 6-3 decision broadening prior interpretations of the Second Amendment right "to keep and bear arms." Thomas wrote that the definition of "bear naturally encompasses public carry. Whether gun restrictions can stand, Thomas wrote, must be measured by the nation's history, not by a state's assertion of urgent public safety interests. He said the Second Amendment "requires courts to assess whether modern firearms regulations are consistent with the Second Amendment's text and historical understanding."
Source: CNN June 24, 2022 00:40 UTC