A legal commentator and friend of Jews Can Shoot states: I think gun restrictions are going to die the death of 1000 cuts.
The court is both conservative in ideology and in judicial practice. I don’t expect a lighting bolt to kill restrictions but a slow steady peeling back.
JCS: Praying he is right.
The case is Rogers v. Grewal, which challenges New Jersey’s restrictive firearms carry license policy. There’s a split on the subject among lower courts; the details are a bit complicated, but the short version is that the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits have upheld such restrictive policies, while the Seventh and D.C. Circuits, together with the Illinois Supreme Court have struck down some such policies. (A panel of the Ninth Circuit has also struck down such a policy, but that has been vacated pending rehearing en banc.) The split between the Third Circuit decision below and the D.C. Circuit decision striking down a similar D.C. law is especially sharp; you can see more in the briefs here.
by Eugene Volokh