Time to try to incorporate the Second Amendment as regards California, New York, New Jersey, Massachussetts, etc. YEAH![8)]
The next battle is for a wider adoption of the conclusion reached by the Fifth Circuit. In addition, the Second Amendment was originally intended only as a restriction on the powers of the federal government. Following the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment at the conclusion of the Civil War, the Supreme Court adopted a policy of "incorporation" on an amendment by amendment basis. The Second Amendment has never been "incorporated" under the Fourteenth Amendment so as to restrict the infringement by states of rights protected by the Second Amendment, though the debates over ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment and subsequent court decisions indicate that the First Eight Amendments of the Bill of Rights were clearly intended to be applicable to the states under the Fourteenth Amendment.