[See NewsBusters for more.] This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments over a potential blockbuster Second Amendment case, one in which the conservative majority appeared poised to overturn New York's (and other states) restrictions on who can get a concealed carry permit. But if that happens, don’t expect the network newscasts to celebrate this as a “historic” decision. Those only count at the Supreme Court when liberals win. Back on June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court issued what is probably the biggest, historic gun rights decision. The Court’s conservative majority definitively stated in the Heller case that the Second Amendment was an individual right. Yet, the next day, the three network morning shows collectively yawned at this major gun rights win. On June 27, 2008, the CBS Early Show allowed a scant 30 seconds.
FLASHBACK: Nets Yawned at Historic Second Amendment Win at Supreme Court