Florida reacts to Supreme Court gun control ruling

On Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down a New York law that limited who could carry a concealed weapon in public.

Americans and Florida residents alike had a polarized reaction to the decision.

The law required people to demonstrate a need to carry a concealed weapon in public, something that Justice Clarence Thomas, speaking for the 6-3 majority said infringed on “an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”

Justice Stephen Breyer, writing a dissent joined by the other two liberal justices, expressed concern about the increase in gun violence across the country.  “Since the start of this year alone (2022), there have already been 277 reported mass shootings—an average of more than one per day,“ Breyer wrote.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said it was “absolutely shocking” that the Supreme Court was taking away the state’s right to impose “reasonable gun restrictions”

Prominent Florida politicians and activists gave their opinion on the ruling as well.

Gun control activist David Hogg spoke out against the decision, saying that it was a direct consequence of President Trump “packing” the court with conservative justices.

He went a step further in another tweet, saying that the Supreme Court rolled back “200 years” of jurisprudence and accused the Supreme Court of being “bought” by the National Rifle Association.

Democratic Gubernatorial front-runner Charlie Crist did not specifically comment on the Supreme Court ruling, though he attacked Senators Marco Rubio, R-Fl. and Rick Scott, R-Fl. on Thursday morning for voting against gun control legislation making its way through Congress.

Conservative politicians and activists celebrated the decision as a victory for Second Amendment rights.

Florida Representative Anthony Sabatini, R-Cocoa Beach, running for U.S Congress in Florida’s 7th District, highlighted the importance of gun rights.

Author and school safety activist Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was a victim of the Parkland shooting, said the decision strengthened Second Amendment rights.

Conservative journalist Jack Posobiec hit back at liberal critics such as David Hogg, saying that it will be even better if Trump wins in 2024 and appoints more conservative Justices.

As usual, James Woods rules.

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