PA Supreme Court Issues Political, Non-Judicial, Decision Regarding The Second Amendment By: Joshua Prince, Esq.



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Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a clearly political, non-judicial, 64 page decision, written by Justice Dougherty and joined by Chief Justice Todd and Justice Wecht, in Barris v. Stroud Township, holding that the Second Amendment does not protect the discharge of firearms on one’s own shooting range. In fact, reflecting the overall disdain the Court has for the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Bruen v. New York State Rifle Pistol Association and the overtly political nature of the decision, the Court declared that “[o]ur Nation is gripped by a level of deadly gun violence our founders never could have conceived, and, respectfully, some of the [U.S. Supreme]]