In radical decision, Supreme Court all but nullifies states’ right to control guns

When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted over his support for the bipartisan bill addressing elements of gun violence, he defended his Second Amendment record, telling reporters: “I spent my career supporting, defending and expanding” gun rights, and stressing that he had “spent years” confirming conservative judges. McConnell made that statement in full confidence that the Supreme Court he packed with three illegitimate justices would do precisely what it did: ensure that sensible gun regulations anywhere would be eliminated.

“How the court interprets the Second Amendment is far from an abstract exercise,” Eric Tirschwell of Everytown for Gun Safety, an advocacy group, told The Washington Post. “If the court forces New York to allow more people to carry guns in public, the result will be more people shot and more people killed, and that’s what the evidence and social science tells you.”

A belligerent gun rights community is there to make sure that other blue states are forced to buckle and loosen permit rules. “If they don’t do that,” said Matthew Larosiere, with the Firearms Policy Coalition, “we’ll certainly be suing them.” He foresees the states trying to preempt those suits. “Perhaps there will be a state or two on the West Coast that doesn’t want to do this and we will insist that they be dragged to court,” he said. “That’s something we’d rather avoid as it’s better to have people’s rights respected.”

Daily Kos In radical decision, Supreme Court all but nullifies states’ right to control guns

When a minority can DICTATE and FORCE it’s will on the majority, there is no more democracy, just a dictatorial rule. Remember that the 2nd Amendment requires a ‘well regulated’ militia.

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  1. Law makers should consider modifying how Supreme Courts Justices are selected.

    Selecting a Justice based on what Republican or Democratic President is in office appears to interfere with THE RULE OF LAW and decisions.

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