Joe Biden is most likely going to be the next president of the United States, though I hope to see every possible legal challenge mustered to ensure that the outcome of the election wasn’t decided by fraud. While a President Biden will be using the power of the executive branch and the administrative state to go after our Second Amendment rights, it looks like that for the time being it’s going to nearly impossible for Biden and Democrats to pack the Supreme Court with anti-gun justices, as the Left has been petulantly demanding since the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett.
In a worst case scenario for gun owners, the Senate will be split 50-50, with Kamala Harris casting any tie-breaking votes. The AOC’s of the party will demand that Biden ram through a rule change allowing legislation to pass with 51 votes instead of the 60 now required for cloture, but I don’t see that happening. In fact, there’s a good chance that gun control activist/astronaut/Senator Mark Kelly would actually vote against it, because he’s up for re-election in two years instead of the usual six, thanks to the fact that this year’s Senate election in Arizona was actually a special election to fill the remainder of John McCain’s term.
So, a nine-justice SCOTUS seems safe for now, and that has gun control activists absolutely freaking out over the future of some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.