One thing that never seems to go out of style with anti-2A activists are their attempts to make the world more dangerous by keeping people from being able to defend themselves. Sure, they wouldn’t put it that way, but that is the effect of gun control, isn’t it? The law abiding, the ones who need to defend themselves, can’t defend themselves as effectively in a society with gun control.
So, of course, anti-gun activists were furious that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against New York State’s gun control laws in the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen ruling. They are always angry about rulings which make sense and actually conform to the law of the land (the Constitution), though.
That’s why I’m not surprised that anti-2A states are working to steal Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights even after the Bruen ruling. Michael Clements writes,
In many blue states, where strict gun laws are the norm, legislatures took the opposite path. California, Oregon, Illinois, Washington, and other states implemented more firearms restrictions or refitted existing laws to the new standard.
Washington, Illinois, and Delaware joined the seven other states that banned certain types of semi-automatic rifles, so-called assault weapons.
Other states added prohibitions on where guns could be legally carried, expanding their lists of “sensitive places.”
The centerpiece of New York’s reaction to Bruen was the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA), announced on Aug. 31, 2022.
The CCIA increased the training required for a license, expanded the number of places where concealed carry was prohibited, made in-person interviews and a review of an applicant’s social media accounts mandatory, and reduced the license recertification period from five years to three years.
In other words, they found other ways to make it hard to comply with the law and own a gun, and, as Clements notes in his article, these new gun control regulations prevent people who are in fear for their lives from being able to arm themselves to protect themselves from people openly threatening them in public.
It’s a horrible irony that gun control makes the vulnerable easy targets while being sold as a way to keep the vulnerable safe.
So, if you live in a blue state (which is where gun control is typically implemented), you will have to keep working hard to prevent your government from making you a victim. Because that’s exactly what they’re trying to do.