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San Francisco won’t be happy about these developments as earlier this year, they declared the NRA a terrorist organization. Not Antifa. You read that right.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has never killed anyone. None of its members have ever committed a mass shooting. By and large, it is a group of law abiding citizens who prefer to keep their Second Amendment rights and be citizens, rather than giving up their Second Amendment rights and becoming subjects.

Antifa is a loosely-affiliated group of far-left radicals who are known for donning masks and arming themselves with weapons while committing mob violence, or blowing up U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities, and even shooting up a nightclubs in Ohio.

Fortunately, the Supreme Court doesn’t take legal opinions from the progressives in San Francisco.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court may be on the verge of expanding gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade. What’s surprising is how it got there.

The court on Monday will hear a challenge to an obscure New York City rule that set such rigid restrictions on transporting legally owned guns that it was repealed in July.

But it turns out that wasn’t what they really wanted. Backed by the National Rifle Association and the Trump administration, the challengers to New York’s abandoned restrictions are hoping the high court refuses to declare the case moot. That would give them a chance to win the biggest Second Amendment victory since landmark rulings a decade ago affirmed the right to keep guns at home for self-defense.

Faced with a defunct ban on transporting guns outside city limits, the increasingly conservative court majority could render a decision making clear what some justices believe: that the Second Amendment extends beyond the home, and that lower courts should view state and local limits on carrying guns in public with skepticism.

“This would be a strange case in which to go big,” says Joseph Blocher, a professor at Duke University School of Law and co-director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law. “Yet the stakes going forward are potentially huge.”

Gun rights groups were surprised in January when the high court agreed to hear the case. Gun control groups were surprised in October when the justices refused to jettison it, even after the city and state erased restrictions that were likely unconstitutional.

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Both actions went against the court’s recent modus operandi when it comes to guns: avoidance. Since its 2008 and 2010 rulings striking down gun restrictions in the District of Columbia and Chicago, the court has refused to hear dozens of cases challenging lesser limits on who can own what types of guns, where they can be taken, what requirements must be met and more.

Faced with a defunct ban on transporting guns outside city limits, the increasingly conservative court majority could render a decision making clear what some justices believe: that the Second Amendment extends beyond the home, and that lower courts should view state and local limits on carrying guns in public with skepticism.

“This would be a strange case in which to go big,” says Joseph Blocher, a professor at Duke University School of Law and co-director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law. “Yet the stakes going forward are potentially huge.”

Gun rights groups were surprised in January when the high court agreed to hear the case. Gun control groups were surprised in October when the justices refused to jettison it, even after the city and state erased restrictions that were likely unconstitutional.

Both actions went against the court’s recent modus operandi when it comes to guns: avoidance. Since its 2008 and 2010 rulings striking down gun restrictions in the District of Columbia and Chicago, the court has refused to hear dozens of cases challenging lesser limits on who can own what types of guns, where they can be taken, what requirements must be met and more.

During that time, lower courts have resolved more than 1,000 Second Amendment cases, ruling more than 90% of the time in favor of gun control measures, according to a study by Blocher and Southern Methodist University assistant law professor Eric Ruben. Since Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012  that killed 20 students and six staff members, more than 300 gun safety laws have been passed.

The trend has frustrated gun rights groups as well as conservative justices who say federal and state court judges are not applying a stringent test to most gun restrictions.

Bump stocks: Supreme Court denies effort by gun rights groups to stop federal ban on bump stocks

Silencers: Supreme Court refuses to consider whether Second Amendment protects gun silencers

Waiting periods: Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to California’s waiting period for gun purchases

When the Supreme Court refused in 2017 to second-guess an appeals court ruling that upheld California’s limits on carrying guns in public, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas summed up the frustration.

“I find it extremely improbable,” Thomas wrote, “that the Framers understood the Second Amendment to protect little more than carrying a gun from the bedroom to the kitchen.”

‘Text, history and tradition’

The Court has changed since then.

Gone is retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who signed on to the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller after ensuring it would leave the door open to state and local restrictions.

In his place: Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who dissented as a federal appeals court judge from a ruling upholding the district’s subsequent ban on semi-automatic rifles and its firearms registration requirements. Kavanaugh said courts should analyze gun bans and regulations based on the Second Amendment’s “text, history and tradition.”

More: Justice Brett Kavanaugh gets hero’s welcome from conservative Federalist Society

Enter an extreme rule such as New York City’s, which barred licensed handgun owners from taking their guns beyond its five boroughs, even to second homes or shooting ranges. Federal district and appeals courts upheld the 18-year-old rule, but it looked like a goner at the Supreme Court. 

Gun control groups such as Brady, Everytown for Gun Safety and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence feared something else: a decision that would expand public carry rights elsewhere, including in nine states that give law enforcement officials discretion to deny licenses. Those are California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Hawaii.

Rather than fight it out in court, the city repealed the rule, and the state replaced it with a statute that permits the previously banned transportation of firearms. The two liberal-dominated governments felt that would end the case.

Not so fast, the justices said. They called for oral argument on whether the case is now moot, as well as on the rule itself. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, which challenged the restrictions, claimed in court papers that gun owners’ rights still were limited and warned that the rule could be reimposed. The U.S. Solicitor General’s Office said gun owners still might seek damages for prior constraints.

With Thomas, Kavanaugh and Associate Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch all in favor of a more robust Second Amendment, all eyes now are on Chief Justice John Roberts, the new swing vote in many areas of the law. 

“The NRA has been looking for a way to get the Supreme Court to endorse its dangerously extreme view of the Second Amendment,” says Eric Tirschwell, managing director of litigation at Everytown for Gun Safety. “It hasn’t succeeded, but in this case a newly constituted Supreme Court seems to be opening the door, at least a little. The stakes could not be higher.”

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Tirschwell has no problem calling the NRA “dangerous,” even though NRA members have never committed a single act of terrorism. He has nothing to say on an actual terror based group, Antifa.

Antifa’s less violent members are smelly, basement-dwelling critters or upper-middle class college students with purple hair, piercings in places that should never be pierced, and who all seem to have a sense of unearned moral authority that they believe allows them to “punch Nazis,” defined as anyone who supports President Donald J. Trump.

Enter the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which is supervising massive poverty, human excrement in the streets, and the doling out of syringes for shooting heroin in the park.

Wednesday, that esteemed body passed a resolution which labeled the NRA a “domestic terror organization.”

“The resolution, which passed Tuesday and says the U.S. is ‘plagued by an epidemic of gun violence,’ accuses the NRA of using ‘its considerable wealth and organization strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence,’” according to Fox News.

The resolution also called for a boycott of organizations that do business with the NRA, saying “the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization.”

That is, of course, a lie. The NRA is actually a massive provider of gun safety training in America.

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If you love Laura Loomer’s guerilla style of journalism and her relentless pursuit of the truth, then you’ll love her in The Switch-Featuring Laura Loomer.     Laura’s proceeds from the book fund her independent journalism.

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