Biden: Court ruling expanding gun rights ‘should deeply trouble us all’

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From THEHILL.COM

President Biden on Thursday ripped into the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a New York state law that made it difficult to obtain a permit to carry a handgun outside the home, saying the ruling should trouble Americans in the wake of recent gun violence.

“This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all,” Biden argued in a statement. “In the wake of the horrific attacks in Buffalo and Uvalde, as well as the daily acts of gun violence that do not make national headlines, we must do more as a society — not less — to protect our fellow Americans.”

The president called on states to enact gun violence prevention laws in light of the ruling and cited the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who said that the Second Amendment is not absolute.

“For centuries, states have regulated who may purchase or possess weapons, the types of weapons they may use, and the places they may carry those weapons. And the courts have upheld these regulations,” Biden said.

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