America’s Six Shooter

The strategy of building a god and guns focused Supreme Court to reshape America is firing on all cylinders. The supermajority is packing heat and not nearly done emptying its barrel. That’s the lead. That’s the story. Earlier this week, it was the eroding of the line between church and state. Next will come the undoing of Roe v Wade. And in between is today’s expansion of gun rights. On a day when the Senate moved one step forward on gun control legislation, the Court took us several steps back, with a decision that blows America’s brains out, figuratively for now, literally later. If you’re for reasonable gun control laws, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk? “In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority today declared that there is a constitutional right to carry a handgun in public for self defense. By a vote of 6-to-3 the court struck down a century-old gun law in New York that limited licenses to carry a gun outside the home to people carrying them for sports like hunting or shooting, and those with a special need, like messengers carrying cash.” These decisions are just target practice. There’s much more to come.

+ “This decision is a big deal. Previously, the court had only said that the Constitution protected the ability to have a gun inside the home for self-defense. In that decision, which came down in 2008, the justices didn’t rule on how guns carried outside the home could be regulated.” FiveThirtyEight: What the Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling Means For Gun Control.

+ The Atlantic: The Next Fight Over Guns in America. “Thus opens one of the next major battlegrounds over guns in America: not who can buy guns or what guns can be bought but where these firearms can be carried, every day, by the millions and millions of Americans who own them.”

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