Noir: Why Did SCOTUS Turn Its Back on AR Owners?

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By Colion Noir

The Supreme Court has once again declined to review the Illinois law banning semi-automatic rifles and Standard-capacity magazines.

Now, why did the Supreme Court refuse to hear this case?

Justice Thomas expressed his disappointment in the denial, emphasizing the importance of the issues at hand.

In his statement, Justice Thomas said, “The AR-15 is the most popular semi-automatic rifle in America and is therefore undeniably in common use today.”

He criticized the Seventh Circuit’s decision, stating that it “illustrates why this Court must provide more guidance on which weapons the Second Amendment covers.”

He pointed out the Court’s past recognition that the Second Amendment extends to “all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.”

However, he noted that there’s still a lack of a comprehensive framework for evaluating restrictions on types of weapons.

Thomas didn’t hold back, calling out the Seventh Circuit’s logic.

He said, “The AR-15 is a civilian, not military, weapon. No army in the world uses a service rifle that is only semiautomatic.”

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He also highlighted that Illinois’ ban is “highly suspect because it broadly prohibits common semiautomatic firearms used for lawful purposes.”

So, what does this mean for our Second Amendment rights?

Well, by refusing to hear this case, the Supreme Court has basically left the Seventh Circuit’s decision in place, at least for now.

This means Illinois can continue enforcing its ban on ‘semi-auto rifles,’ which concerns me because it sets a precedent that could gas up other states to enact their own “assault weapon” bans because they’ll see it as open season on Semi-Auto Rifles and Standard Capacity Magazines.

Whatever you do, don’t ever let anyone tell you the Second Amendment doesn’t protect your right to own an AR15.

If there is one gun on this planet that the Second Amendment protects, it is absolutely the AR-15.

Not because the AR-15 was specifically what the framers had in mind when the Second Amendment was drafted, but because the framers were thinking about how to protect the people’s right to own the most effective tool to preserve this free state and protect themselves.

At that time, that tool was the musket, and today, that musket is the AR-15.

So Yes, AR-15s are Protected by the Second Amendment.

“A Regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

It didn’t say only handguns; it said “ARMS.”

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  • USMC7 July 12, 2024, 1:41 pm

    The gun grabbers think they are smart. I hope some criminal breaks into their home and takes everything from the sissy’s. The Second Amendment doesn’t say what guns are covered, so Justice Thomas is right, it doesn’t matter what guns we use to defend our families. Everyone can’t afford armed guards to protect us. You, gun grabbers, are as un-American as Putin and most are demorats so that explains the one-way attitude and stupidity.

  • Beobear July 12, 2024, 1:26 pm

    I agree with Justice Thomas, it’s way past time that the supreme court sets out a clear definition. Colion Noir is looking more and more like a future political candidate…..

  • Max Powers July 12, 2024, 9:39 am

    The Supremes are singing the right song.

    Federal Districts 6, 7, 8, 9, & 11, along with the DC Circuit are often churning out stuff that gets overturned or sent back.

    Think of it as webbing of a spider. One strand leading to the center “vibrates” with the incursion of a bad ruling from one fly, and the spider wraps up the incursion as a food source for later. Because another strand will vibrate with another similar incursion by a different fly, and need to get wrapped up as well. The spider needs to preserve the overall integrity of its web, neutralize all the incursions of the flies, repair the web and then feasts.

    Several circuits, or “flies” are vibrating the strands right now. Give the spider time to wrap them, repair it’s webbing and we will all get fed. Of, for and by the people would translate to us being that spider’s babies, waiting patiently in the center for momma to do her work and then allow us to venture out onto the web and eat. If we can preserve the current makeup of momma spider, we will get fed well soon enough.

  • VIETNAM VET 67-68 July 12, 2024, 9:04 am

    THE 7TH CIRCUS OF IDIOCY IS JU8T ANOTHER WOKE/LIBERAL TAKING AWAY OF OUR CONSTIITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS LIBERTIES ! BUT WHAT WE REALLY HAVE TO STOP IS THE DIGITAL CURRENCY BY OBAMINATION/BIDEN COMMUNISTS THAT WILL DESTROY OUR FREEDOMS WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT! THIS GIVES THIS RADICAL COMMUNIST PARTY AND PRESIDENT’S THE RIGHT TO CONTROL EVERY PENNY YOU OWN AND CAN STOP YOUR ABILITY TO USE YOUR OWN MONEY BY JUST A PRESS OF A BUTTON IF THEY DON’T LIKE YOUR POLICIES OR YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT ABOUT THEM OR THEIR COMMUNIST IDEAS. CHINA, GO BRANDON’S BENEFACTORS OF $30 MILLION DOLLARS HAS ALREADY INSTITUTED THE DIGITAL CURRENCY AND NOT ONLY HAVE THEY SHUT DOWN MANY OF THEIR PEOPLES MONEY BECAUSE THEY DON’T AGREE WITH THEIR HANDLING OF THEIR COUNTRY THEY INSTITUTED A POINTS SYSTEM FOR ANYTHING THEY DON’T ALLOW YOU TO DO , LIKE JAY WALKING THEY CAN CHARGE YOU A FINE AND AUTOMATICALLY WITHDRAW THAT FROM YOUR ACCOUNT, NO TRIAL, PROOF, OR YOUR ABILITY TO QUESTION ANY CHARGES AGAINST YOU AND TOO MANY POINTS CAN LEAD YOU TO PRISON ! WELCOME TO COMMUNIST AMERICA/CHINA !

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment July 9, 2024, 2:07 pm

    because they are trying to stay low key over the dems threats.

  • Kane July 8, 2024, 12:53 pm

    The SC is very methodical but at the cost of timely justice. Illinois citizens were denied relief from PICA, the7th Circuit Court has already their dubious ruling. What about old adage, “justice delayed is justice denied”? So a year from now the case might once again reach the SC. Will the SC be loaded be expanded by then so the Demsheviks can gat their way? Will the deep state calling in a “mechanic” to get rid of the SC judges the left wing tyrants do not like?

    What could the the legal consequences for some unfortunate gun owners in Illinois who have might be entangled in the legal system? With PICA implace, Iliinois citizens cannot even own passive self defense items like body armor or a helmet? How many were shot in Chicago this past weekend? How about 83 wounded, 17 killed. PICA makes no differance in crime rates. How can the un-Costitutional PICA stand for just one minute?

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