Michael Bane says Parker “scares the crap out of me”. It scares me too, but at this point, I think I’m almost equally frightened of the prospect of either D.C. not appealing the case, or the supreme court refusing to hear it. If either of those two things happen, then the Parker ruling stands.Â Surely the issue will come before The Court again, probably with a case that not even half as good as this one.
Whether we like or not, this train has been brought up to steam over the past thirty years by the scholars and academics who worked hard to establish that the second amendment protects an individual right. Now it’s left the station, and there’s no bringing it back. At this point, the best we can do is hope it doesn’t run of the rails.