On Thursday President Biden, with note cards in hand, tried to react to the Supreme Court decision overturning New York’s unconstitutional gun law.
Even some liberals I know, and some high-ranking Democrats have expressed concern about Biden’s cognitive abilities.
The 6-3 decision freaked out the left leading to various reactions ranging from shock to outright anger.
Here is a short video of Biden giving his own convoluted reaction to the high court’s ruling.
“I am disappointed in the Supreme Court gun decision,” Biden said. “There is one little bit of solace in the minority making up the majority opinion… has laid out that it affects not every state. It affects only 40 states. A lot of states it affects.”
“And the phrase that I found noticeable was, there’s a difference between states that say ‘may’ and they, and say, ‘shall’ [issue]. If you have to say, you ‘shall’ give, you shall do, A, B, C, they’re the ones that are going to have problems.”
“But most say ‘may.’ I mean, ‘may’ and I got it reversed, may and ‘shall,” Biden said. “And so there are the gun laws in 40 states are still in place based on the decision. Not good enough, but it’s I think it’s a bad decision. I think it’s not reasoned accurately, but I’m disappointed.”
President Biden obviously could not articulate what was in the decision and confused everyone watching, as he attempted to fake it.
Here are a few of the main points from the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen:
“New York is not alone in requiring a permit to carry a handgun in public. But the vast majority of States—43 by our count—are ‘shall issue’ jurisdictions, where authorities must issue concealed-carry licenses whenever applicants satisfy certain threshold requirements, without granting licensing officials discretion to deny licenses based on a perceived lack of need or suitability. Meanwhile, only six states and the District of Columbia have ‘may issue’ licensing laws,” the opinion reads.
The majority opinion points out that the “Proper cause” provision of such “may issue” gun laws is unconstitutional. Critically, Thomas bases his ruling not only on the Second Amendment but on the Fourteenth Amendment’s incorporation clause.
Thomas’s majority opinion was written in a way that the “red flag” laws contained in the current gun control package about to be passed through Congress, with the support of several RINOs, would not only violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendments, but also the Fifth Amendment concert due process rights. “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.”