All Hell Breaks Loose After Latest SCOTUS Ruling
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All hell broke loose on Thursday after the Supreme Court struck down New York’s restrictive concealed carry law, ruling that it violated the Second Amendment.
The Empire State’s law requires people applying for a concealed carry license to show they have “proper cause” to carry a gun.
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the court’s 6-3 majority opinion, saying that the law prevents “law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public.”
The ruling was quickly met with outrage by Democratic lawmakers and pundits.
“It is outrageous that at a moment of national reckoning on gun violence, the Supreme Court has recklessly struck down a New York law that limits those who can carry concealed weapons,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) said.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the ruling “will put New Yorkers at further risk of gun violence.”
Meanwhile, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann called for the Supreme Court to dissolve.
“It has become necessary to dissolve the Supreme Court of the United States,” Olbermann wrote on Twitter. “The first step is for a state the ‘court’ has now forced guns upon, to ignore this ruling. Great. You’re a court? Why and how do [you] think you can enforce your rulings?”