The Supreme Court protects the carrying of arms in public as a fundamental right. US President Biden was extremely disappointed.
The Supreme Court in Washington voted six to three in favor of the American population who wanted to appear armed in public. This is a huge success for the American gun lobby. And it comes at a time when Congress is battling for stricter gun laws following the recent mass murder in a Texas elementary school.
The Supreme Court specifically struck down the 1913 New York state gun law as unconstitutional. Back then, people were only allowed to carry their weapons in public if they had a license. To obtain a license, they must provide a valid reason why they absolutely had to carry a concealed carry weapon in self-defense.
Supreme Court: Violation of statutory rights
But precisely this precondition, according to the Supreme Court, violates every American’s constitutional right, especially to defend himself in public, as justified in a 60-page ruling by conservative Judge Clarence Thomas. Thus the decision of the lower court was overturned.
Cheers from the Gun Lobby
The lawsuit was filed by two gun owners and a subsidiary of the National Rifle Association (NRA). It immediately spoke of a “victory”. It is the most important gun law to be ruled in more than a decade and a victory for the gun lobby.
US president “extremely disappointed”
President Joe Biden says he is “deeply disappointed” by the Supreme Court’s decision. “The decision is contrary to both common sense and the Constitution and should deeply concern all of us,” it said in a statement.
The verdict defies both common sense and the Constitution and should deeply concern all of us.
Following the mass shootings in the United States, the nation must do more, not less, to limit the availability of firearms: “I call on Americans across the country to raise their voices for gun safety. It’s about human life.”
The Supreme Court decision could mean that more people would apply for such permits in the future, that other states would reverse New York’s similar rules and that the Constitution would have the right to own a gun enshrined in the Second Amendment law. case received more attention.