What Second Amendment?

The Supreme Court punted—again—on the Second Amendment this week, declining to hear 10 gun-rights cases that had been teed up for possible review. At least Justice Clarence Thomas got in another sharp word about “this Court’s constitutional orphan,” as he once called it.

The Court heard arguments this term in a lawsuit over New York’s gun regulation, but in April a majority said that dispute was moot. Three Justices, in dissent, worried that the High Court’s Second Amendment precedents are being flouted by lower judges. Justice…

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