There was weeping and gnashing of teeth after the Supreme Court struck down New York’s conceal carry restrictions.
The Hill reported:
The New York law at issue required concealed carry permit applicants to demonstrate a special need for a license, beyond a basic desire for self-defense.
“We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need,” Thomas wrote for the majority. “That is not how the First Amendment works when it comes to unpopular speech or the free exercise of religion. It is not how the Sixth Amendment works when it comes to a defendant’s right to confront the witnesses against him. And it is not how the Second Amendment works when it comes to public carry for self-defense.”
Liberals including installed New York Governor Kathy Hochul fumed.
KATHY HOCHUL: “I would like to point out to the Supreme Court justices, that the only weapons at that time were muskets. I’m prepared to go back to muskets.” pic.twitter.com/xGoYKGE6g0
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 23, 2022
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot whose city is ravaged by crime and has one of the highest crime rates in the nation said, “The fact that the court is coming down with this decision feels tone deaf and I — I worry that it undermines the legitimacy of the court, particularly given the leaked draft of the Roe decision.”
.@chicagosmayor Lightfoot: “The fact that the court is coming down with this decision feels tone deaf and I — I worry that it undermines the legitimacy of the court, particularly given the leaked draft of the Roe decision.” pic.twitter.com/Z77wRABaxx
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 23, 2022
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that he will not comply because, “we cannot allow New York to become the wild, wild west.”
“Nothing changes today”: New York City Mayor Eric Adams responds to Supreme Court decision to overturn New York concealed gun law, adding “we cannot allow New York to become the wild, wild west.” https://t.co/RdYLvfum24 pic.twitter.com/hfD4fooJs4
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 23, 2022
Hypocrisy much Eric?
June 23, 2022