The President, members of his administration, and Democrat politician’s rhetoric toward the Supreme Court decision to expand gun rights is a dangerous brush with dictatorship.
The Supreme Court ruled that New York’s concealed carry law violated the 2nd and 14th Amendment.
“Because the State of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State’s licensing regime violates the Constitution,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote.
“The constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees,'” he wrote.
“In keeping with Heller, we hold that when the Second Amendment’s plain text covers an individual’s conduct, the Constitution presumptively protects that conduct. To justify its regulation, the government may not simply posit that the regulation promotes an important interest. Rather, the government must demonstrate that the regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation,” Thomas wrote.
“Only if a firearm regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition may a court conclude that the individual’s conduct falls outside the Second Amendment’s ‘unqualified command,'” the opinion said.
In response to the decision, the President continued to demean the court calling the ruling unconstitutional claiming the ruling “contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.”
Defiantly, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the decision changes nothing.
“Nothing changes today”: New York City Mayor Eric Adams responds to Supreme Court decision to overturn New York concealed gun law, adding “we cannot allow New York to become the wild, wild west.” https://t.co/RdYLvfum24 pic.twitter.com/hfD4fooJs4
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 23, 2022
According to ABC News, Biden’s Department of Justice said, “We respectfully disagree with the Court’s conclusion that the Second Amendment forbids New York’s reasonable requirement that individuals seeking to carry a concealed handgun must show that they need to do so for self-defense. The Department of Justice remains committed to saving innocent lives by enforcing and defending federal firearms laws, partnering with state, local and tribal authorities and using all legally available tools to tackle the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our communities.”
It never ceases to astonish that the same people who foam at the mouth about “undermining our institutions!?!” literally spend every waking hour undermining our institutions.
What does this say about the Administration’s opinion on the Supreme Court? https://t.co/0RNuuyVwXA
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 23, 2022
Just wait folks the abortion decision hasn’t come down yet, the weeping and gnashing of teeth hasn’t even started yet if the leak was true.