That being said, do you think it will give the chuckle heads in Richmond a reason to stop and think about the bills they are rushing through?What a garbage article.
My bet is SCOTUS rules it unconstitutional. Not that it matters, NYC already changed the law but the fact that SCOTUS refused to drop the case as moot after NYC changed the law is a good sign, IMO.
It's a multi-pronged argument (citizens transporting out of the city, nonresidents transporting into the city, in-city gun ranges, Commerce Clause violations, etc.), but in general there's no historical precedent that says its constitutional for a jurisdiction to make it illegal to transport guns outside of that jurisdiction.
There's a chance they can rule it as moot, but they could have done that back in October and not scheduled oral arguments. SCOTUS declined to dismiss the case after NYC changed their law, so hopefully there will be a ruling. We'll find out months from now.
If as alleged, there is no grandfather clause, the bills would give the government the right to confiscate weapons or you would be criminally charged.