WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gun deaths are at an all-time high, but that didn’t prevent a Supreme Court that severely lacks the confidence of the American people – and quite possibly any common sense at all – from ruling that it should be even easier to carry a gun in public.
Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that little or no restrictions can be put on people who want to carry a gun in public – effectively returning America to the days of the Wild West. Gun laws enacted by states will be challenged or struck down. It was a big day for the NRA.
According to Pew Research Center, “More Americans died of gun-related injuries in 2020 than in any other year on record, according to recently published statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That included a record number of gun murders, as well as a near-record number of gun suicides. In 2020, the most recent year for which complete data is available, 45,222 people died from gun-related injuries in the U.S., according to the CDC. That figure includes gun murders and gun suicides, along with three other, less common types of gun-related deaths tracked by the CDC: those that were unintentional, those that involved law enforcement and those whose circumstances could not be determined.”
The Supreme Court’s majority radical Justices ignored the realities that guns kill people at a staggering rate in this country and nowhere else is close. The Supreme Court is handing down rulings that will dramatically alter or impact the lives of Americans, even as only 25% of Americans have any shred of confidence in the court, according to Gallup Polls, a historic low.
On the same day, the U.S. Senate passed a weak gun control bill that heads to the House next and eventually to the President’s desk.