You left out some of the most interesting text of the article... apparently when the SCOTUS rules on McDonald here in a couple months, it won't apply to Massachusetts!? :shock: This is clearly an activist court, to issue this ruling with the full knowledge that the SCOTUS ruling is just weeks away.
I'd like to read the full opinion in this case.
From OP's link:
I hope the SCOTUS reads about this, and addresses it in their McDonald opinion!George had asked the SJC to delay its ruling in the Runyan case until the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a Chicago case in which it is expected to decide if the Second Amendment will be applied to state gun laws. Arguments were heard last week in that case.
The SJC, however, cited an 1875 Supreme Court ruling that gives Massachusetts the right to set its own firearms regulations.
Under that ruling, the SJC said, "the Second Amendment imposes no limitations on the ability of the Massachusetts Legislature to regulate the possession of firearms and ammunition."