The Supreme Court rejected the arguments of the Appellants, dismissing their cases. The Court’s explanation is as follows: “Our law proscribing the possession of firearms by convicted felons is not affected by the amendment and withstands a strict scrutiny analysis. Such laws are effective, time-tested, and easily understandable, and do not violate the constitution. Common sense and the public safety allow no other result." The subjective nature of this decision and the reasoning behind it lays an interesting foundation for the idea that just because a law has been around for a long time it does not violate anyone's rights. The potential door that this leaves open for right infringement is concerning.
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