Washington — The capital of the country was often the background of omissions and rarely witnessed such things — opposition with a gun, one of the country’s most disruptive problems, during the two hours a day. Two branches of the government that divide in direction.
Shortly after 12:30 pm on Thursday, the Senate submitted a bipartisan gun control bill, but increments are still the most important gun safety measure in decades. At 10:30 am, the Supreme Court had a decisive, sharp and partisan blow to gun control, shook the country’s firearms policy to the right, perhaps for years.
The result is a monumental victory in the court of the gun rights movement and less important but important legislative outcomes for those demanding a response to the recent massacres in Buffalo and Yuvalde, Texas. I was slaughtered.National gun policy in an era of mass shooting, increased crime, and a surge in gun rights and conservative promotion to expand the scope of the Second Amendment
Adam Skaggs, Arizona’s Democratic Party Chief Advisor to the Gifors Law Center, the legal arm of the National Gun Safety Group, founded by former Senator Gabrielle Giffords, a survivor of the 2011 shootings near Tucson. Skaggs said:
“The Senate has finally reached a bipartisan agreement on these reforms, mainly because many Republican senators have heard from voters that they need to do something,” he added. “The Supreme Court then completely hijacks everything with an interpretation of gun rights that isn’t exactly what Democrats, independents, and even many Republicans wanted.
“Where does everything go from here?”
The court’s decision to withdraw New York’s 100-year-old law restricting the carrying of guns in public is the broadest judgment in years against firearms and the second court’s right to hold and hold weapons. Is just the main statement of.
In the majority opinion, Judge Clarence Thomas put the restrictions on the rights of Article 2 of the Amendment, the restrictions on the right of freedom of speech under Article 1 of the Amendment, and the Article 6 of the Amendment to all Americans who “confront witnesses”. Compared to the right. Critics quickly pointed out that exercising these rights rarely involves the use of deadly forces.
In the short term, the ruling forced five states, including New York, California, and New Jersey, to significantly relax gun control.
Judge Thomas wrote in his radical 130-page opinion that the state could continue to ban guns in “delicate” public places such as schools, courts, and government buildings. , The municipality warned that the category of such places should not be defined too broadly.
“Simply put, there is no historical basis for New York to effectively declare Manhattan Island a” sensitive place “just because it is generally crowded and protected by the New York Police Department. “He added.
The majority decision did not explicitly address federal regulations on firearms, but lawyers in the Department of Justice are assessing the outcome of the ruling on their procedures. They believe that some restrictions remain in force, such as restrictions on bringing weapons into court, but are confident about restrictions on post offices, museums, and other facilities where guns are currently banned. I can’t have it.
The court was widely expected to weaken the state’s gun law, but the timing was a bit surprising. Most of the Capitol and White House aides believed in the widely-anticipated decision of the New York Rifle & Pistol Association vs. Brune. It will come next week as the court approaches Coda for a period that is expected to be limited by the end of the Roe v. Wade case.
This week, a head-on focus was on the Senate, which was able to break through the compromises it struggled with with a gun control package that expanded the background checks of potential gun buyers under the age of 21. It provides federal funding for a state “danger signal” law that prevents domestic abusers from buying firearms and allows them to temporarily steal guns from people who are considered dangerous.
The final vote for the package, which was expected to win Republican support, was expected to be Thursday evening. It will be June 23, 2022, one of the most important days in the centuries-old history of having problems with American guns.
While New York’s rebellious mayor Erik Adams has vowed to prevent the city from becoming “the wild west of the wild,” the Supreme Court’s ruling was “by Lisa Monaco, a second Justice Department official. I was very disappointed. ” It is expected to help Democrats make claims to pass the Senate bill.
“”The situation in the Gun Violence Prevention Act today is different than it was just 48 hours ago, “said Kris Brown, president of Brady, one of the country’s oldest gun control groups. “The decision only emphasized the urgent need for the Senate to act and pass the bill.”
The Gun Rights Group welcomed this ruling as a necessary constitutional check against the growing restrictions imposed in New York, California, New Jersey, and other states. “The court has revealed that the right to the second amendment to possess weapons is not limited to homes,” said Larry Keane, chief executive officer of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the top trading group in the gun industry. I did.
The decision provided potential political coverage for Senate Republicans who supported the gun control bill, and Texas Senator John Cornyn, the Republican’s main sponsor, gathered last week to gather gun rights at the State Party. It was a booing fuss from activists.
South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has followed up with a statement praising the bill’s bipartisan, defending gun rights in response to the ruling.
“The wonderful day of Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment,” he wrote. “The Supreme Court’s ruling is yet another example of strengthening the notion that Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment is an individual’s right rooted in the ability to protect oneself and property.”