Liberals are outraged by the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which overturns New York State’s concealed carry restrictions. Liberals believe, like the Dobbs-v. Jackson Women’s Health Center decision that is coming soon, that the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pisl Association v. Bruen will galvanize the Left and give them a fighting chance of avoiding a Republican wave.
It is unlikely. Recent polling has shown that Americans are unanimously in agreement with the Bruen ruling’s self-defense principles.
Justice Clarence Thomas stated in his opinion that the constitutional right to carry arms in public for self defense is not a “second-class right” and was subject to a different set of rules than other Bill of Rights. Individuals do not have to show government officers a special need to exercise other constitutional rights. The Second Amendment right to bear arms in public for self defense is not different. New York’s requirement for proper cause is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. It prevents law-abiding citizens who have ordinary self-defense requirements from exercising their right in public to keep and bear arms.”
A new survey by The Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action found that nearly 83% of Americans agree with Thomas. 53.5% believe the Second Amendment exists for self, family and property protection. Another 29.2% believe it protects against government tyranny. Only 2.6% of those surveyed said it was to protect hunting rights. 14.7%, however, stated that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect any rights they care about.
“The landmark Supreme Court ruling on the 2nd Amendment underlines what Americans already know: that the 2nd Amendment exists in order to give citizens the right of self-defense. According to Mark Meckler (President of Convention of States Action), the overwhelming majority of voters support the self-defense principle set forth in this decision. “As violence in cities increases and public shootings continue to increase, politicians should look for ways to empower citizens to protect our streets and cities, towns, and schools and churches rather than the counterproductive gun grab Congress is currently pursuing. Remember that November is coming.”