Good news -- the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of a ruling handed down by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Among half a dozen other decisions released this morning, this ruling will allow a ban on assault weapons in the states of New York and Connecticut to remain on the books.
In October, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the bans. It said the core provisions of the New York and Connecticut laws prohibiting the possession of semiautomatic assault weapons and large‐capacity magazines do not violate the Second Amendment and provisions in the laws are not vague.
"Because the prohibitions are substantially related to the important governmental interests of public safety and crime reduction, they pass constitutional muster," the court said.
If New York and Connecticut can ban assault weapons other states may at least attempt to do the same but, unfortunately, Democrats do not control very many states.
With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and rumors that Clarence Thomas may retire after the November election, it's possible the next president could appoint two justices within a relatively short period of time. I expect unfettered access to guns in America will be reviewed by the Supreme Court at some point in the near future and justices appointed by the next president could make the final call.
I doubt anyone reading this needs another reason to get out and vote against Donald Trump, but there you go.
Senate Republicans are still holding Scalia's seat open in the hopes that Donald Trump will name his replacement.