Several recent Supreme Court rulings have sent former presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton into total rage. She didn’t hold back expressing her anger when taking to Twitter where she claimed that previous generations of the Supreme Court would have done a better job.
“Neither our Founders—nor prior generations of Supreme Court Justices or members of Congress—would believe what is being done to our children in the name of the Bill of Rights. Shameful,” she said.
“We had an assault weapons ban from 1994-2004 that prohibited the manufacture or sale for civilian use of certain semi-automatic weapons and banned magazines with 10 rounds or more. Mass shootings dropped during that decade. We did it once and should do it again,” she in a prior tweet on the issue.
It seems as though Hillary, years later, still isn’t ready to give up and realize that she’s not in charge of anything, isn’t a leader of any kind, and nobody wants her opinions on policy since she’s not relevant or respected by the American people. It’s time for her to retire from the public eye that she desires to be in so badly.
According to the outlet 2 Paragraphs, “The ban to which Clinton refers, officially called the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994, and it prohibited the manufacture, sale, and possession of certain types of semi-automatic firearms that were defined as “assault weapons.” The ban also included restrictions on high-capacity magazines that could hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The ban had a sunset provision that caused it to expire on September 13, 2004, and it was not renewed by Congress.”
Clinton’s rant continued to spew out across Twitter as she appeared to be unable to control herself or simply know when to stop.
“When it comes to gun violence, MAGA Republicans are clear: they’re ‘not gonna fix it,’” she added in another tweet.
Neither our Founders—nor prior generations of Supreme Court Justices or members of Congress—would believe what is being done to our children in the name of the Bill of Rights. Shameful. https://t.co/iMVSqcLaFC
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 12, 2023
We had an assault weapons ban from 1994-2004 that prohibited the manufacture or sale for civilian use of certain semi-automatic weapons and banned magazines with 10 rounds or more.
Mass shootings dropped during that decade.
We did it once and should do it again.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 28, 2023
When it comes to gun violence, MAGA Republicans are clear: they're "not gonna fix it." https://t.co/gNuOXA6TWf
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 30, 2023
“There have been 135 mass shootings so far this year in America. It’s barely April. Ban assault weapons now,” she said in another tweet.
There have been 135 mass shootings so far this year in America.
It's barely April.
Ban assault weapons now. pic.twitter.com/TpX1huHOiI
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 5, 2023
Months after a previous version of the concealed carry law was struck down as unconstitutional by the full court, the US Supreme Court again denied a request to block its enforcement in New York.
In this case, the court rejected the arguments of gun retailers in the state, who argued that the law violated the Second Amendment and was harmful to their businesses. The order did not contain dissents or explanations from any of the justices regarding their refusal to grant the request.
“We are disappointed that not one of the nine justices saw fit to grant the plaintiffs some stay of enforcement of the new laws against them,” Paloma Capanna, the lead attorney for the New York gun retailers, told Fox News Digital in an interview following the decision.
“We are challenging the ability of the state of New York to target dealers in firearms in the lawful stream of commerce, to put them out of business, which is what the new laws will do,” Capanna added. “So it really was unfortunate to see that we couldn’t get any emergency temporary injunction against those laws.”
According to Fox News, New York Attorney General Letitia James praised the court’s ruling, claiming that the state’s “gun safety laws help save lives and keep our state safer.”
As lower court proceedings against the statute proceed, the nation’s highest court left in place New York’s updated concealed carry law that, among other things, prohibits gun carry in “sensitive locations.”
After a recent ruling that a previously concealed carry statute on which the current law is modeled was found to have unconstitutionally restricted a citizen’s Second Amendment rights, the nation’s highest court rejected a request from gun rights groups to block the law.
“No justices dissented in the ruling, but Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas said in a statement that they believed the ruling was to ‘reflect respect’ for the appeals court that had previously let the law stay in effect, and did not ‘[express] any view on the merits of the case,’” Forbes noted in a summary of the ruling.
“Gun owners asked the Supreme Court to block the law after a district court judge previously blocked it from staying in effect, but the Second Circuit Court of Appeals then overruled that decision and let the law stand as the litigation against it moved forward,” the report noted further.
Upon hearing that a previous concealed carry law that required applicants to show “proper cause” to carry a gun had been struck down by the nation’s high court in June, the new law was passed quickly. It imposes specific guidelines and restrictions about when guns can be carried in public as well as requirements for obtaining a concealed carry license. School buildings, churches, and hospitals are considered “sensitive” locations where firearms are prohibited.
Now that the legality and constitutionality of the New York law have been tested in the lower courts, it is likely to return to the Supreme Court, especially since Thomas and Alito argue that Wednesday’s decision has nothing to do with deciding the case’s merits.