Updated Nov. 5, 2023 3:33 pm ET
Gun rights are back at the Supreme Court, and on Friday the Justices agreed to hear whether a regulation against bump stocks that allow more rapid firing of semi-automatic weapons is legal. But first up Tuesday is a case that gives the Justices a chance to fine-tune their guidance to lower courts.
Justice Clarence Thomas’s 6-3 opinion last year in The bridge was a landmark for the Second Amendment in more ways than one. The main holding, an easy extension of precedent, was that an American’s right to “bear” a firearm extends beyond his front door. At the same time the Supreme Court reiterated a methodology: To pass muster, gun laws must be “consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.”
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