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The Nine uphold the Second Amendment.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority that the Constitution protects “an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”

In their decision, the justices struck down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need for carrying a gun in order to get a license to carry one in public. The justices said the requirement violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

Gun control is well and truly dead. Considering that the law itself is also dead, as is the nation, now subsumed in a slow-burning civil war, it might be wise to take Thomas’s ruling as advice in addition to an obvious statement of legal fact.