SCOTUS gun rights ruling upsets journos on Twitter: 'Plainly insane'

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Journalists expressed heightened levels of anxiety after a recent Supreme Court ruling gave New York State residents better access to acquiring firearm concealed carry licenses.

Various liberal media journalists and commentators remarked that the ruling "is a middle finger to New York," proof that the Supreme Court "sucks," and means that the Court will have contributed to future mass shootings in the country.

Fox News reported that the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against New York state firearm regulations that made it difficult to acquire a concealed carry permit. The court ruled that such regulations, which included a prospective permit holder having to show "proper cause" for seeking a license at the discretion of New York officials, were unconstitutionally restrictive.

In his opinion on the ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas stated, "We too agree, and now hold, consistent with Heller and McDonald, that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home."

He explained that, "Because the State of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State’s licensing regime violates the Constitution."

"It's such a middle finger to New York," Whoopi Goldberg claimed during the Thursday episode of ABC's The View, which aired just after the ruling was announced.

The Atlantic writer and MSNBC contributor Molly Jong-Fast tweeted, "This Supreme Court really sucks."

Opinion writer for progressive activist outlet Occupy Democrats David Weissman commented on the ruling, tweeting, "Blood will be on the hands of the Supreme Court."

Co-host of progressive podcast Pod Save America, Dan Pfeiffer, made a snarky tweet about the ruling, "Right-wing Supreme Court majority appointed by two Presidents that lost the popular vote enshrines retrograde policies opposed by the vast majority of Americans."

MSNBC contributor Dean Obeidallah lamented via tweet, "This 6-3 GOP Supreme Court is no longer a ‘cou... (Read more)