Sujit Choudhry Say on Gun Regulation
Sujit Choudhry is known globally for his work in comparative constitutional law and politics. He has years of experience as a constitution building process advisor in countries like Ukraine, Srilanka, Tunisia, Nepal, South Africa, Jordan, Libya, Egypt and Yemen. He is the current director of the Centre for constitutional transitions.
Sujit Choudhry says that gun control is entirely up to the Supreme Court. When the school shooting took place in Florida, I foresaw what was going to take place next. People would declare their prayers and thought to the affected victims. The background information on the shooter and his mental stability will be looked into when others insist that the gun control issue is being politicized. True to my word, this is exactly what happened. Meaning that we are going in circles and am left to wonder how we ever got here. There are many possible answers to that but my interest is in the Supreme Court.
Sujit Choudhry says that in all these gun control issue, the court has its say. In 2008 and 2010, some of the gun laws that are being advocated for by the people were actually permitted by the court’s Heller decision and Mc Donald’s decision respectively. The decisions permit regulation of guns but do not forbid the citizens of America to own guns. The Supreme Court has no issue in interpreting the 2nd amendment. The major problem politically related.
According to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the right secured by the second amendment is unlimited and the states can ban dangerous and unusual weapons. If Semiautomatic weapons were to be banned by the Supreme Court, the move would possibly be constitutional. Culture and politics are the major hindrances to the government passing gun control laws; not the Second amendment.
The Florida shooting could see tough gun control laws being passed of which any challenge to doing so will be taken to the Supreme Court. One of two supreme judges in the Supreme Court is likely to retire before President Trump’s first term is over being that they are both in their 80s. If that case, there is a likelihood that the president will nominate a conservative to fill that position cooling down the gun control issue for a while.