Supreme Court to issue ruling on Second Amendment as mass shootings energize gun control push

The Supreme Court is set to make a major ruling on the right to bear arms as a series of mass shootings energizes a push from the left for gun control.

The case could plunge the Court into yet another white-hot culture war even as it faces bruising attacks on its independence from pro-abortion extremists angered by a leaked opinion overturning Roe V. Wade.

Court weighing gun rights case

The Court is weighing a New York law that requires residents to have a special reason to carry a concealed firearm in public.

During arguments in November, conservative justices on the Court appeared to balk at the notion that basic rights like the right to self-defense come with special burdens.

“You don’t have to say, when you’re looking for a permit to speak on a street corner or whatever, that, you know, your speech is particularly important,” Chief Justice John Roberts said.

“So why do you have to show in this case, convince somebody, that you’re entitled to exercise your Second Amendment right?”

The case comes as Democrats have capitalized on mass shootings in Texas and New York to make a push for gun confiscation.

Supreme Court’s independence at risk

As one might expect, media coverage of the pending Supreme Court case has been hostile to the Court’s conservatives, with a New York Times headline reading, “In Wake of Massacres, the Supreme Court Is Poised to Expand Gun Rights.”

Other news outlets have similarly implied that the “wrong” decision by the Court would hurt its public standing and implicate its members in gun violence.

A propaganda piece in the AP seemed to warn the Court’s members that a decision upholding the Second Amendment “would be unpopular with the majority of people in the United States.”

The Court has faced threats and intimidation in response to a draft opinion overturning Roe V. Wade that was leaked this month, in an unprecedented breach of the Court’s privacy that many say has irreparably damaged the institution.

Of course, Americans don’t suddenly lose their God-given rights because of the actions of a few depraved monsters, and it would not in any way discredit the Court if its members were to resist the mob and uphold the Constitution as written.

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