There are two fisheries cases before the Supreme Court that tee up whether to overturn the Chevron case. As described in reporting at today’s Washington Post
"At issue is a deceptively arcane matter: who gets to interpret the law when Congress leaves it ambiguous as it often does, sometimes inexcusably, but sometimes unavoidably. The current rule, called “Chevron deference” — after the 1984 case in which the court developed it — instructs judges to uphold challenged regulations as long as they reflect an agency’s “reasonable” reading of a genuinely ambiguous law.
Agencies, the logic goes, have more expertise and on-the-ground experience than judges and are more democratically accountable — albeit indirectly, through the elected president. Absent a Chevron-like doctrine enforcing a degree of judicial modesty, judges could fill gaps in the law according to policy considerations they are poorly equipped to evaluate."
The affects the firearms community as the ATF is the administrative agency currently charged with developing rules/regs and laws governing firearms as Congress has been gridlocked as far as enacting detailed firearms laws goes and can be expected to be politically paralyzed for the foreseeable future.
Here’s the article …