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    Where the Supreme Court stands on the Second Amendment Politics

    Where the Supreme Court stands on the Second Amendment Politics But its unclear how Congress will act and also how the Supreme Court will react to any legislation or regulations from the federal or state governments. Since issuing landmark opinions in 2008 guaranteeing an individual right to have a gun, and a follow on opinion in 2010, the Supreme Court has largely dodged petitions testing the scope of the holding. That prompted Justice Clarence Thomas to lash out in 2018, complaining that the lower courts were treating the Second Amendment right “cavalierly.” But next term, the court will take up a Second Amendment case concerning a New York City ordinance…