"It is well-balanced, it protects the Second Amendment," said Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos of Long Island. "And there is no confiscation of weapons, which was at one time being considered.
Ah, so New Yorkers are being spared the indignity of outright confiscation
in favor of a simple ban
And that's "well-balanced?"
There are those among us who say, "oh, what's wrong with a little compromise? We'll give 'em expanded background checks in exchange for leaving other stuff alone."
I hope those who are amenable to compromise look at this situation very carefully, because this is what happens when we give the slightest ground.
Regarding the relative ages of the Justices, nobody has talked about stepping down any time soon. Given that this law flies directly in the face of Heller
, they may choose to fast-track any lawsuit challenging it.