“So, if guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat!”
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made crystal clear in his ruling in “New York Pistol and Rifle v Bruen” that the Second Amendment is not a second-class civil right.
Biden Takes Title of Gun Sales Champ
The FBI did almost 39 million background checks during Biden’s first year in office for citizens who wanted to buy guns. That equals the combined background checks for the first year of Obama and Trump.
Americans bought almost 20 million guns in 2021, the second-highest year on record. Last year, the firearms industry sold about six guns for every 100 Americans.
Supreme Court Ruling
Supreme Court Clarence Thomas wrote, “we know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating special need. That is not how the First Amendment works when it comes to unpopular speech or the free exercise of religion. It is not how the Sixth Amendment works when it comes to a defendants right to confront the witnesses against him. And it is not how the Second Amendment works when it comes to public carry for self-defense.”
As Americans have watched cities looted and burned, with no regard for personal property rights, they have decided to take advantage of their right to bear arms for personal protection.
The freedom to own a firearm is guaranteed by the Second Amendment. This peculiar and vital freedom is what distinguishes the U.S. from every other nation on the planet.
Hannah Hill, director of research and policy at the National Foundation for Gun Rights, believes this Supreme Court ruling could lead to the day when people in every state will have the right to carry firearms without a permit.
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