it could actually mean that, and we promise this won't be abused, so you really shouldn't hear this case."
NYeffingCity, and all their little friends like Watts, really don't want the Supremes to hear this because it would almost certainly cut into their 'screw with any of those peasants who want a gun' space. Like this:
Dearing assured the justices that the NYPD would not look askance at
"reasonably necessary" stops for coffee, gas, or bladder relief,
prompting Gorsuch to wonder, "Is coffee reasonably necessary?" While
that remark prompted laughter, Gorsuch emphasized his point: "What's
going to qualify? I'm just a little unclear about that."
Sure. This is the NYPD that, for years, arrested people on a bullshit 'gravity knife' law. If you believe they wouldn't do everything they could to arrest people(and yank their license) for this, you're an idiot.
Pay careful attention to the second paragraph here:
So was Dearing. Justice Samuel Alito, who like Gorsuch remarked upon
"the quite extraordinary step of trying to moot the case after we
granted review," wondered about a gun owner who drives to a range in New
Jersey and stops to "visit his mother for a couple of hours to take
care of a few things for her." Dearing(the NYC lawyer) was unsure whether that would be
allowed. "I think that would have to be a question now to be litigated
under the state law," he said. "I hadn't considered the mother or
mother-in-law example before."
Speaking for the plaintiffs, Paul
Clement said Dearing's assurances are not good enough to make the case
moot. "The city took it on itself in Section 7 of the new regs to tell
you what they, at least at that point, thought was sufficiently direct,
which is 'continuous and uninterrupted,'" he said. "They're now making
representations that the reg doesn't mean what it seems to mean….My
client[s] shouldn't have to rely on those representations. They should
get that in writing in an injunction that would be enforceable. That
would be effectual relief."
Exactly. The bastards are playing games to try to leave a way to screw with people, and it shouldn't be allowed.