The SCOTUS strives to be above politics, usually ruling very close to the letter of the Constitution.
Since the SCOTUS is expected to land on the side of fewer impediments to gun ownership, the AGENDA has instructed the court to cave or face the consequences.
The problem seems to be, they won’t be a lap dog of the Liberal Agenda.
They can’t, credibly accuse SCOTUS of being partisan, they rule for Gay Marriage, Obama Care, and threw out Colorado’s harassment of a Christian Baker.
They can be accused of cherry picking cases, the bench is loaded according to the leanings of the President that appoints them.
Over all, they have represented stability in a country that can swing between parties, and ideologies every election cycle. The warning to the SCOTUS should stiffen their resolve to stay above the fray. I would love to see the court excoriate the LEFT’S open attempt to leash the court to the AGENDA.