One line jumped out at me:
“It removes guns as a political issue because everyone now agrees that the Second Amendment is an individual right, and everybody agrees that it’s subject to regulation,” said Lanae Erickson, deputy director of the culture program at centrist think tank
SCOTUS opined that Chicago was wrong, but not totally wrong. (article)
Justice Samuel Alito, author of the majority opinion Monday, dismissed "doomsday proclamations" that all gun laws would be struck down. Alito essentially repeated the formulation used by Justice Antonin Scalia two years ago that the court was not calling into question "long-standing prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons or the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings."Think of it this way, SCOTUS used 214 pages with opinions, thoughts, and references to explain why a little tyranny is okay. They could have used the 4 words that explain the zero tolerance policy for tyranny as codified by our founding fathers:
But the justices left a lot of ground for other courts to cover in determining the constitutional limits on gun laws. Legal challenges already are pending against several state and big-city gun laws.