Orange County Register | June 23, 2022
Besides affecting permits to carry firearms, the Supreme Court decision will boost the gun lobby’s fight against existing and future gun regulations, said Lawrence Gostin, a law professor at Georgetown University and director of the World Health Organization’s Center on Public Health Law.
“It’s a huge decision, a harbinger of things to come, an open invitation to gun rights advocates to use the courts as a weapon,” he said. “California could try to tighten its criteria, but it would be facing headwinds in the Supreme Court.”
Gostin predicted: “You’re going to see a wide proliferation of guns carried in public places and an uptick in gun-related deaths. In my mind, the Supreme Court decision will cost lives.”