Justice Clarence Thomas just handed down a major civil rights decision on the Second Amendment.
Being able to carry a firearm in New York for self-defense is nigh impossible even as governors Cuomo and Hochul essentially eliminated bail and opened prisons, filling the streets with criminals, and sending crime rates skyrocketing, while pro-crime DAs like Manhattan’s Alvin Bragg add to the crime wave.
The ones most affected by crime are black people who are likeliest to live in high crime neighborhoods.
Justice Thomas and a majority of the court ruled that the right to bear arms can’t be restricted. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, as summed up, states that, “The State of New York makes it a crime to possess a firearm without a license, whether inside or outside the home. An individual who wants to carry a firearm outside his home may obtain an unrestricted license to “have and carry” a concealed “pistol or revolver” if he can prove that “proper cause exists” for doing so.”
“New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in public for self-defense,” the court declares.
“Most gun owners do not wear a holstered pistol at their hip in their bedroom or while sitting at the dinner table. Although individuals often “keep” firearms in their home, at the ready for self-defense, most do not “bear” them in the home beyond moments of actual confrontation. To confine the right to “bear” arms to the home would nullify half of the Second Amendment’s operative protections,” Justice Thomas notes. “Moreover, confining the right to “bear” arms to the home would make little sense given that self-defense is “the central component of the [Second Amendment] right itself.”
New York’s dysfunctional Democrat regime which unleashed a massive crime wave is taking this decision with the expected grace and dignity.
Gov. Hochul ranted that the law was “reprehensible” and “frightful in its scope.” And claimed that “it could place millions of New Yorkers in harm’s way.”
Does Hochul knows what’s actually reprehensible and has placed “millions of New Yorkers in harm’s way”? Her decision to refuse to lock up criminals. Cuomo’s puppet claimed that the rights of criminals were more important than those of crime victims.
Justice Thomas disagreed.