Gun nuts losing ground to sensible gun control

All you gun huggers take notice, the Supreme Court is now beginning to address the problem of too many guns on the street. And I don’t mean the illegal ones in those Chicago neighborhoods with the country’s highest violence. I mean those of you who just must carry that weapon with you to make you feel like a real man. Into bars. Into schools. Into public places. Into just about anywhere the National Rifle, Assn. (NRA) can talk the stupid Congress into. Even the last Supreme’s decision was cagey on just how it felt on this open/concealed carry concept. There is no doubt the question has to be answered and the time may be very soon.

The high court has denied hearing a number of 2nd Amendment cases in the past, both for and against gun rights. However, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a 2nd Amendment challenge to a California law, placing strict limits on carrying guns in public. Two justices dissented, Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch and typical right-wing radical, Clarence Thomas. The challenge was from a…

“…California resident Edward Peruta, who challenged a state law limiting gun-carrying permits to those showing “good cause” and a San Diego County policy that says concern about personal safety is All you gun huggers take notice, the Supreme Court is now beginning to address the problem of too many guns on the street. And I don’t mean the illegal ones in those Chicago neighborhoods with the country’s highest violence. I mean those of you who just must carry that weapon with you to make you feel like a real man. Into bars. Into schools. Into public places. Into just about anywhere the National Rifle, Assn. (NRA) can talk the stupid Congress into. Even the last Supreme’s decision was cagey on just how it felt on this open/concealed carry concept. There is no doubt the question has to be answered and the time may be very soon.

The high court has denied hearing a number of 2nd Amendment cases in the past, both for and against gun rights. However, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a 2nd Amendment challenge to a California law, placing strict limits on carrying guns in public. Two justices dissented, Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch and typical right-wing radical, Clarence Thomas. The challenge was from a…

“…California resident Edward Peruta, who challenged a state law limiting gun-carrying permits t not sufficient to fulfill the requirement.”

The gun nuts claim the California law violates their right to bear arms, and that was the subject of that earlier Supreme decision that was hazy on the right to possess a firearm anywhere outside the owner’s home. Something they indicated would be taken up at a later time. In chastising the Court for its decision, Clarence Thomas said the following, joined, again, by Neil Gorsuch…

“The Second Amendment’s core purpose further supports the conclusion that the right to bear arms extends to public carry,” Thomas wrote. “Even if other Members of the Court do not agree that the Second Amendment likely protects a right to public carry, the time has come for the Court to answer this important question definitively. ”

“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous. But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it,” Thomas added.

This all sounds like so much bullshit, which Thomas has spewed before. Where in the hell in the 2nd Amendment does it say anything about self-defense. Here are more words from Thomas coming from CBS News

“But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense.”

I’ll say it again, bullshit. This is the same crap NRA head, Wayne LaPierre, has been belching for years, and the public has quite likely grown tired of it. A new study from Pew shows that, “… a sharp drop in overall support for gun control despite common ground on some key issues.” When asked the question whether…

“…it was more important to protect gun rights or control gun ownership, 51 percent favored gun control and 47 percent favored gun rights. Compare that with responses in 2000, when two-thirds of those surveyed said they supported gun control measures.”

There’s more…

Some 89 percent supported preventing the mentally ill from buying guns and 84 percent of all adults supported background checks for private sales and at gun shows.”

“Barring gun purchases for people on no-fly lists won support from 83 percent, while 71 percent of adults, including a small majority of gun owners, supported a federal database tracking gun sales.”

The CBS article is full of more information on gun trends on the left and right and there’s much more on Pew’s site.

 

 

 

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