One of the greatest things that came out of Trump’s time as president was his chance to nominate and have seated three conservative judges on the Supreme Court.
The makeup of the court is now 6-3 on the side of conservatives. Basically, while socialist Democrats control both houses of the legislature and the presidency, SCOTUS is the last line of defense for freedom-loving Americans.
While the overturning of Roe v. Wade will be the most historic action the high court takes, protecting the Second Amendment from the current assault it is under by gun-grabbing socialist Democrats is also of huge importance.
And the court just made a major ruling upholding the right of citizens to bear arms.
CBS News is reporting:
The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York 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.
In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision upholding New York’s 108-year-old law limiting who can obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun in public. Proponents of the measure warned that a ruling from the high court invalidating it could threaten gun restrictions in several states and lead to more firearms on city streets.
Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the majority opinion for the ideologically-divided court, writing that New York’s “proper-cause requirement” prevented law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment right.
Residents of New York must have a reason to carry a handgun under state law. A person applying for a permit had to show a need for one that was greater than the public. New York State Rifle and Pistol Association joined two upstate New York residents in a lawsuit after a licensing official denied them carry privileges.
The ruling comes on the heels of a Senate gun control bill that was advanced with the help of 14 Republican turncoats who voted with Senate Democrats on Tuesday.
That bill includes a $750 million grant to encourage states to pass red flag laws that would allow law enforcement or another entity to petition a court to revoke firearms from people considered a security risk.
In a case decided more than a decade ago, the Supreme Court determined that Americans have a right to possess guns in their homes under the Second Amendment. That decision settled the debate over whether the Constitution guaranteed such a right to only individuals or to militias. Yet the court did not address whether the same rights extend beyond the front door of a home i.e., out in public.
The ruling in the New York case settles that now.
A majority of the court appeared to favor striking down New York’s law in November after a two-hour oral argument. In this case, the real question is to what extent the court’s ruling will influence similar gun laws around the nation. Those who live in Democrat-run states which have strict gun control laws about carrying in public could see those laws overturned.
USA Today reported:
At least six other Democratic-led states – including California, Maryland and New Jersey – have licensing regimes similar to New York’s. Together, those states represent about a quarter of the nation’s population.
The justices wrestled with the limits on the right to carry a gun in public, and whether those limits should be more pronounced in densely populated places, such as New York City. They peppered the plaintiffs with hypotheticals about whether New York could ban handguns on the New York City subway or in Yankee Stadium. What about on college campuses or at bars?
Lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that other states, including those with large cities, have more permissive gun regulations without major consequences. But the court’s liberal justices pushed back on that assertion, arguing that the city of Chicago is case in point for how more guns can lead to spiraling crime rates.
“I mean, most people think that Chicago is, like, the world’s worst city with respect to gun violence,” Associate Justice Elena Kagan said at the time. “Chicago doesn’t think that, but everybody else thinks it about Chicago.”
The Biden administration, of course, had urged the court to rule on the side of New York’s draconian law.
News of the victory for Second Amendment rights spread quickly on social media.
Jack Posobiec, the senior editor of Human Events posted on Twitter:
“If you are celebrating today’s massive 2nd Amendment victory at the Supreme Court there are 4 little words you need to say: THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP”
If you are celebrating today's massive 2nd Amendment victory at the Supreme Court there are 4 little words you need to say:
THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 23, 2022
Kyle Becker, a former Fox News producer noted that “This Supreme Court ruling is very good indeed. There is a passage in Justice Clarence Thomas’ ruling that suggests the court would consider “red flag” laws to be unconstitutional.”
This Supreme Court ruling is very good indeed. There is a passage in Justice Clarence Thomas' ruling that suggests the court would consider "red flag" laws to be unconstitutional.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) June 23, 2022
Today’s ruling coincides with the Biden administration hinting it will restrict AR-15 ammo sales to the public from a major manufacturing plant.
ABC 7 in New York reported on the reaction from the Democrat governor of the state:
New York Governor Kathy Hochul said the Supreme Court has “stripped away the rights” of New York with a decision “frightful in its scope,” setting us back “to the days of our founding fathers.”
“The language we are reading is shocking,” Hochul said.
Hochul noted the decision came down at the exact moment she planned to sign Alyssa’s Law, which requires New York school districts to consider installing silent panic alarms and other direct links to law enforcement agencies.
She said now people with guns can enter supermarkets, like in Buffalo, where 13 people were shot.
“This could place millions of New Yorkers in harm’s way,” Hochul said. “This decision is not just reckless, it’s reprehensible. It is not what New Yorkers want.”
Democrats on New York’s city council vowed to fight back with new gun control laws.
“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn New York’s gun laws is dangerous and puts New Yorkers at risk,” said Council Speaker Adrienne Adams. “Our country and city are already facing a gun violence crisis, and this ruling only threatens to worsen the harm inflicted on our communities. The Council is prepared to take action to protect New Yorkers from the adverse public safety effects of this Supreme Court ruling.”
Now, residents of New York can arm themselves before the left unleashes their violent hordes of anarchists when SCOTUS overturns Roe V. Wade.