I realize this is the Nineth, but out of curiosity is Reinhardt usually considered pro-2nd Amendment?
IMO: Folks are reading too much into Reinharts statement. Judge Reinhart is not a friend of our Second Amendment rights. Reinhardt is a died in the wool far left judicial activist. He is the most often reversed federal judge:
Then there is this:
The debates of the founding era demonstrate that the second of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution was included in order to preserve the efficacy of the state militias for the people's defense -- not to ensure an individual right to possess weapons," Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote.