The decision set a precedent requiring the lower courts to follow the language of the Constitution rather than the arbitrary whim of a state governor.
Since that decision in June, the Supreme Court has remanded several cases, ordering lower courts to reconsider them in light of the Bruen decision.
In other words, they demanded that a Maryland ban on “assault weapons,” a California ban on “high capacity” magazines,” and a concealed carry restriction in Hawaii, all be thoroughly scrutinized.
“Since the June ruling, federal judges in at least a half-dozen different cases have already cited the Bruen decision to rule against gun restrictions that have included local assault weapons bans, prohibitions on the manufacture of homemade firearms and bans on older teenagers publicly carrying handguns,” said CNN.
The Supreme Court’s precedent has already made waves in the lower levels of courts, said the network, complaining that even Democrat-appointed judges are halting unconstitutional legislation.
“A federal district judge cited the ruling last month when halting Delaware restrictions on possessing and manufacturing untraceable firearms, saying that the law’s defenders failed to provide persuasive evidence that similar restrictions existed in the historical record,” it said.
“The precedent was also referenced when local assault weapon bans in two Colorado jurisdictions were put on hold this summer; the judges in both cases were each appointed by Democratic presidents,” it added.