Pardon the pun, but it seems that SG Paul Clement has stood by the brief filed earlier which believed that the court shouldn’t use strict scrutiny on DC’s gun law.
One of the most important aspects of the 98-minute hearing was the steadfast commitment that the federal government’s lawyer, Solicitor General Paul D. Clement, held to the position he had expressed in a brief that has come under heavy fire from the White House and from a wide swath of the gun-owning community. Clement had written that, while there should be an individual, private right to have a gun in one’s home, it should be subject to “reasonable regulation” by government.
From SCOTUS Blog
Update: From Countertop whose opinion I hold in high regard on these issues (plus he was there).
And for all the crying over Paul Clement’s brief, he did far more to overturn the machine gun ban (”we are concerned with plastic guns. Tough to oppose machine guns when they are primary arm of military”) than Gura who seemed willing to throw machine guns out with the bathwater.