Supreme Court Ruling Favors Second Amendment Rights

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The Supreme Court of late has been making quite a stir with it’s decisions and pending decisions. To start with, the leak regarding a pending Roe vs Wade shakeup certainly got things started. The latest decision to send shockwaves through the American people is the ruling to strike down New York’s restrictive handgun permit law.

“New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment in that it prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms,… 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,”

Justice Clarence Thomas

The court further clarified that this ruling does not prevent states from requiring fingerprinting, background checks, or mental health screenings to issue permits. However, it may prevent states from denying permits based on open ended criteria.

This is potentially a landmark case for law abiding citizens. Despite what leftist anti-gun activists might say, those who apply for and maintain concealed carry permits statistically commit the lowest number of crimes.

Predictably, anti-gun rights activists such as Joe Biden and several state governors condemn the decision, blaming the Supreme Court for making “radical right wing” decisions. Joe Biden went so far as to fear monger, stating that Americans should be “worried” following the decision.

“The United States Supreme Court has chosen to strike down New York’s long-established authority to protect its citizens,… This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.”

Joe Biden

Of course, Biden’s statement misses the important point. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of Law Abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. Thankfully, the Supreme Court also sees it this way. Hopefully we will see more pro-constitutional rulings in the near future.

What do you think, is this Supreme Court decision a good one? Do you believe more people should be allowed to carry concealed weapons? Let us know in the comments below.

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