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NY Governor Melts Down After Supreme Court Strikes Down Her State's Unconstitutional Gun Restriction

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The Supreme Court just ruled that the Constitution allows individuals the right to carry a gun outside the home. This decision struck down New York state’s law, which required a special permit to carry a concealed handgun in public.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is furious over the court’s decision.

“It is outrageous that at a moment of national reckoning on gun violence, the Supreme Court has recklessly struck down a New York law that limits those who can carry concealed weapons,” Hochul tweeted once the decision of the Supreme Court was released.

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Hochul has been an outspoken supporter of gun control.

At the beginning of June, just after the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, Hochul actually signed into law more gun restrictive laws, the New York Post reported.

“I speak to you today as the governor of a state in mourning and the citizen of a nation in crisis … It just keeps happening. Shots ring out. Flags come down, and nothing ever changes — except here in New York,” Hochul said before she signed into law 10 bills passed by state lawmakers in the aftermath of the mass shootings.

But now, the Supreme Court has ruled against one of New York’s most fundamental laws for carrying firearms.

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The court’s decision was based on historical precedents and the text of the Second Amendment.

“We reiterate that the standard for applying the Second Amendment is as follows: When the Second Amendment’s plain text covers an individual’s conduct, the Constitution presumptively protects that conduct. The government must then justify its regulation by demonstrating that it is consistent with the Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the court opinion.

The court ruled 6 to 3 in favor of striking down the New York carry law.

But Hochul has already said that she is ready to respond to this ruling and do “everything in my power to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence,” she tweeted.

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In response to Hochul’s outrage over the court’s ruling, however, many on Twitter pushed back.

Another user tweeted, “Get over yourself, you can’t dictate how we choose to defend ourselves.”

Many have called out New York’s law as unconstitutional and applauded the court’s ruling as setting things straight under constitutional law and history.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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