Biden ‘Deeply Disappointed’ Over SCOTUS’ New York Gun Control Ruling
President Joe Biden is “deeply disappointed” over the Thursday Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Second Amendment.
In case you missed it, the Supreme Court just struck down a major New York gun control law, with some conservatives dubbing the move as the biggest victory for the Second Amendment in more than a decade.
The fallout from the Supreme Court ruling on New York's unconstitutional gun law is real and it is glorious.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) June 23, 2022
According to CBSNews, the Supreme Court struck down a law that “placed strict restrictions on carrying concealed firearms in public for self defense, finding its requirement that applicants seeking a license to carry a concealed handgun demonstrate a ‘proper cause’ to do so in public is unconstitutional.”
The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of gun rights in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen. Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the majority opinion for the ideologically-divided court. His opinion determined that the New York law “prevented law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment right.”
“The exercise of other constitutional rights does not require individuals to demonstrate to government officers some special need,“ Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the lead opinion. “The Second Amendment right to carry arms in public for self-defense is no different.”
Biden, however, announced in a statement that he is not happy with the Court’s decision. Citing that it “contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.”
Then he went on to claim that SCOTUS’ ruling endangers lives:
“In the wake of the horrific attacks in Buffalo and Uvalde, as well as the daily acts of gun violence that do not make national headlines, we must do more as a society — not less — to protect our fellow Americans,” Biden claimed. “I remain committed to doing everything in my power to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer. I have already taken more executive actions to reduce gun violence than any other President during their first year in office, and I will continue to do all that I can to protect Americans from gun violence.”
SCOTUS struck down New York's may-issue model for concealed carry permits, which will force all states to adopt shall-issue models.
Causal evidence suggest that shall-issue states have significantly higher homicide. Each year, ~45 (+9%) more New Yorkers will die as a result. pic.twitter.com/poGr5CB4o6
— SDL (@SocDoneLeft) June 23, 2022
The president continued by encouraging states to “enact and enforce commonsense laws to make their citizens and communities safer from gun violence.” He once again included his now-infamous phrase: “the Second Amendment is not absolute.”
“For centuries, states have regulated who may purchase or possess weapons, the types of weapons they may use, and the places they may carry those weapons,” Biden said. “And the courts have upheld these regulations.”
JUSTICE ALITO RESPONDS TO LIBERALS CITING MASS SHOOTINGS: "how does the dissent account for the fact that one of the mass shootings near the top of its list took place in Buffalo? The New York law at issue in this case obviously did not stop that perpetrator."
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) June 23, 2022
The President was also sure to call on Americans “across the country to make their voices heard on gun safety.”
“Lives are on the line,” he warned.