After a lengthy battle regarding the right to carry firearms on United States Postal Service property, including the parking lot, the Supreme Court has finally weighed in.
The justices chose not to hear the case of Tab Bonidy, a Colorado concealed carry licenses who was told he could neither carry his firearm nor leave it in his car while getting mail at the local post office.
By choosing not to hear the case, the Supreme Court left the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the current ban on firearms in government buildings as law of the land. The reasoning behind the decision is stunning.
We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291 and conclude that the regulation is constitutional as to all USPS property at issue in this case, including the Avon Post Office parking lot, because the Second Amendment right to bear arms has not been extended to “government buildings.”
You read that right, the 10th Circuit said that the right to bear arms has not been “extended” to government buildings.
Since when does the only right that “shall not be infringed” now has to be extended to apply?