Biden Not Thrilled With SCOTUS Gun Ruling

President Joe Biden said he was “deeply disappointed” by the Supreme Court’s Thursday ruling against a New York gun control law.
The court voted 6–3 that the 108-year-old law, which put stiff limitations on concealed carry applicants, was unconstitutional, and New York and national Democrats quickly claimed the decision would put lives in danger.
“Since 1911, the State of New York has required individuals who would like to carry a concealed weapon in public to show a need to do so for the purpose of self-defense and to acquire a license,” Biden wrote in a statement released Thursday morning. “More than a century later, the United States Supreme Court has chosen to strike down New York’s long-established authority to protect its citizens. This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.”
Biden said people have been mobilized to act in the face of the tragic shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, and he reiterated his commitment to “doing everything in [his] power to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer.”
The president channeled the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and claimed that the Second Amendment is not “absolute,” and he urged voters to “make their voices heard on gun safety” in the midterm elections.
“I urge states to continue to enact and enforce commonsense laws to make their citizens and communities safer from gun violence,” he closed. “Lives are on the line.”
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