Pretty much, pro 2a rulings are like 0/50 in 9th en banc
Right, but then they set the plaintiff up for a chance to have it decided by SCOTUS.
Previously, the 9th was comfortable that firearm cases would not be raised to that level by plaintiffs, because the make-up of the court was too Liberal to rely on a fair ruling, Once they are ruled against, it can take decades to be corrected -- refer to Roe v Wade as an example.
The court's political leaning has changed, so I think the lower courts would now try to keep the case in their own jurisdiction rather than risk a decision that has nationwide application. I predict different tactics at the 9th, now that the SCOTUS is not automatically ruling with the Left's positions in opposition to the Constitution or existing law.