What The DOJ Said About SCOTUS Gun Control Ruling Would Make Putin Proud!

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in a major case involving whether there’s a fundamental right to carry a concealed handgun outside the home in public for self-defense.

But Biden’s DOJ is not happy with the ruling, the agency released a statement Thursday voicing disagreement with a Supreme Court case that reaffirmed Second Amendment rights.

Here’s what the statement said:

“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,” the DOJ added.

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required state residents to demonstrate “proper cause” when seeking a concealed carry permit. Under the law, seeking a concealed carry permit on the basis of self-protection alone was not sufficient cause for receiving one.

Justice Clarence Thomas and Attorney General Merrick Garland

Within the Court’s opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote:

“In this case, petitioners and respondents agree that ordinary, law-abiding citizens have a similar right to carry handguns publicly for their self-defense. We too agree, and now hold, consistent with Heller and McDonald, that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home. Because the State of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State’s licensing regime violates the Constitution.”

Justices Alito and Kavanaugh also argued that citing a “specific threat” rather than simply stating that you live in a high-crime area and leave work late, for example, violated the core concepts of the right to self-defense.

As expected, Biden’s left-wing Justice Department, led by Merrick Garland, issued an unprecedented statement Thursday evening in opposition to the Supreme Court’s ruling.

“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.”

Our friends from ‘100 Percent Fedup’ commented further:

Not once before has the Department of Justice ever issued a statement disagreeing with a Supreme Court ruling, nor is there a legal basis for them to do so. They do not have the power to overrule the Supreme Court, which serves as the final interpreter of the law, nor are they legally able to refuse to enforce Supreme Court rulings.

Yet, this statement implies that that is precisely how they intend to act.

Furthermore, the statement erroneously links legally carrying a concealed weapon to illegally committing acts of violence with said weapon. This is a statistical inaccuracy even in states with more lax concealed carry laws. All that the law does is encourage crime by keeping law-abiding citizens from being able to defend themselves.

This statement could be seen as a warmup to the impending Roe v. Wade decision, which will now likely see a similar response from the currently unlawful and anti-Constitutional Department of Justice.

Biden suggested that more gun control laws are needed in light of recent mass killings in Buffalo and Uvalde.

But Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito made clear on Thursday that New York’s law would not have prevented the Buffalo mass killing, namely because the perpetrator used a rifle.

Source: 100percentfedup