The Supreme Court recently struck a major blow at gun control, finding, when analyzing New York’s handgun law, that a law requiring people to show “proper cause” to be able to receive a permit to carry a concealed handgun was unconstitutional.
Describing that ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a very strong defense of gun rights and the right to carry, saying “that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”
Well, Brandon’s Department of Justice was very unhappy with that ruling and so pledged to fight back against it, saying:
“We respectfully disagree with the Court’s conclusion that the Second Amendment forbids New York’s reasonable requirement that individuals seeking to carry a concealed handgun must show that they need to do so for self-defense. The Department of Justice remains committed to saving innocent lives by enforcing and defending federal firearms laws, partnering with state, local and tribal authorities and using all legally available tools to tackle the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our communities.”
In other words, Biden’s Department of Justice is effectively taking the same stance as Andrew Jackson, who supposedly said “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it.” So perhaps we’ll have Biden soon saying “Well, Jack, the guy…has…he has, you know, the thing. No more!“, or some other attempt at quoting Jackson.
Cernovich, a conservative commentator, noted that the DOJ’s statement was truly beyond the pale for the American government, saying:
DOJ does not issue statements like these disagreeing with Supreme Court rulings. It doesn’t happen. It has no lawful basis. This can only be seen as a direct threat against the judiciary by Stasi agents.
Though Brandon’s DOJ’s statement might have been the most shocking, coming as it did from the federal government, it wasn’t the only Department of Justice to effectively pledge to resist the court’s ruling, at least in spirit.
The California DOJ did as well, with California AG Rob Bonta saying:
“Californians are committed to safeguarding our citizens, our children, and our future through commonsense gun laws. States still have the right to limit concealed carry permits to those who may safely possess firearms. Our office has been watching this issue closely. We are working with the Governor and the legislature to advance legislation that is both constitutional and will maintain safety for Californians. In the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, and with gun deaths at an all-time high, ensuring that dangerous individuals are not allowed to carry concealed firearms is more important than ever. The data is clear and the consequences are dire — more guns in more places make us less safe. In California, we are committed to passing and defending commonsense, constitutional gun laws that save lives.”
So, though gun owners won a major victory in the courts, now they’ll have to fight state governments and the feds to ensure the victory is fully exploited.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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