It quickly became apparent that legislation could not be moved at the federal level before public support waned, but the states were a different story.
You're right. It appears that they're shifting the battleground to the states.
Of course, McDonald
incorporated the Heller
provisions against the states, so these laws are ripe fodder for a lawsuit. While it's little consolation to the residents of affected states in the immediate future, at least the damage will be relatively confined while we proceed with litigation.