Thanks to Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is handing down multiple decisions that solidify conservative ideals and trounce Democrats as they attempt to wreak havoc on the freedoms granted in the U.S. Constitution.
The right to bear arms has been a long-debated topic in this country, especially since the rise of school shootings triggered multiple discussions about gun bans. However, tragedy does not dictate constitutional rights and no American should ever be barred from protecting themselves how they see fit.
The Supreme Court considered arguments over the case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen in November, when justices in the 6-3 Republican-appointed majority appeared skeptical of the law’s requirement to demonstrate a “proper cause” for obtaining a license to carry a concealed pistol or revolver.
Justice Clarence Thomas authored the 6-3 ruling that reversed a lower court decision upholding New York’s 108-year-old law that limited who can obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.
“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,'” Thomas wrote.
CLARENCE THOMAS: “Thus, even though the Second Amendment’s definition of “arms” is fixed according to its historical understanding, that general definition covers modern instruments that facilitate armed self-defense”. pic.twitter.com/GhPpzPKQgt
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 23, 2022
A momentous victory for the Second Amendment. Clarence Thomas writes, "The exercise of other constitutional rights does not require individuals to demonstrate to government officers some special need."
Our constitutional rights shall not be infringed! pic.twitter.com/mHKlaC2kPP
— Rep. Andrew Clyde (@Rep_Clyde) June 23, 2022
A pair of plaintiffs who challenged the law, Robert Nash and Brandon Koch, filed their lawsuit after the Empire State rejected their concealed carry applications for insufficiently demonstrating a special need for a permit despite having already passed required background checks for gun licenses for hunting and target practice.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, gave an immediate impassioned speech after the ruling was handed down. She hinted that the state would step in and take action to update its gun laws.
In response to this ruling, we are closely reviewing our options – including calling a special session of the legislature.
Just as we swiftly passed nation-leading gun reform legislation, I will continue to do everything in my power to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) June 23, 2022
Hochul vowed in May to call for an emergency legislative session this summer to craft new gun legislation as a means to work around the expected high court decision that curtailed the state’s concealed carry permit law.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both blasted the court decision Thursday.
Today's Supreme Court ruling on guns is deeply troubling as it defies commonsense and the Constitution. Lives are at stake. Congress should pass the bipartisan gun safety proposal immediately and continue to do more to protect our communities.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 23, 2022
The decision, however, will not prevent local lawmakers from making it incredibly difficult for citizens to conceal their firearms in public.
Subways, busses, city streets, in front of schools, basically anywhere can be designated as a ‘special area’ where guns are not allowed, which Democrats fully plan to do once the dust settles.
Liberals, of course, are incensed by the decision, which begs a major question moving forward:
Why are the Democrats so hellbent on preventing the American people from defending themselves with a firearm?
Really makes you think…
Author: Kiki Granger