It is almost certain that this far right biased Supreme Court will be loosening most regulations we have regarding guns in the upcoming sessions and with loosening restrictions already going into effect in places like Ohio, guns will be everywhere. While this is a gun lovers wet dream there will be and in fact have already been increasing consequences.
First off , more guns in the wild most certainly will mean more guns getting into the hands of criminals. And more people carrying guns mean more incidents caused by “law abiding” gun toters that have severe impulse control. For evidence of this one only needs to look at the shooting at a Subway in Georgia yesterday. A 24 year old employee was shot and killed apparently because she put too much mayonnaise on a guys sandwich! If that isn’t a crime punishable by death I don’t know what is!
Here in the Milwaukee area where I live, we hear about road rage incidents pretty much weekly where some “law abiding citizen” takes issue with someone’s driving and instead of honking their horn like a normal asshole they pull out their gun and shoot them.
These are but a few examples and the number of occurrences currently pale to the number of overall shootings in the country but just imagine how bad this will get when every “law abiding” hothead is carrying a gun. This will happen and we will have Trumps Supreme Court and of course the NRA to thank.
The Supreme Court had an eventful week. First they overturned a New York law that made gun owners justify why they should be given a concealed carry permit with the majority saying it was unconstitutional. Then this morning the same Conservative majority decided that the 50 year old Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision was not a Constitutional issue and that it should be up to individual states to decide.
These decisions make it obvious at least to me that a 233 year document written by wooden teeth wearing slave owners with wigs whose most dangerous weapon was a single shot flint lock rifle hurling round balls at you is hardly something to base your modern societies laws on. In fact our founding fathers thought the same thing when they wrote into that document a procedure to update it, something that has been done 33 times.
Admit it or not, the Supreme Court has become a legislative body interpreting issues that they somehow twist and turn into fitting some obscure writing usually with a partisan bend setting precedents on issues that our founders could have never considered and we are left with the results.
The problems in our society today can not longer be solved referring back to a piece of paper so old that it cannot be handled without falling apart.
Since it is obvious that a rewrite will never happen it is time for us to start taking our political system more seriously. The fringes of our society have shown more energy and willingness to put people like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Andrea Ocasio Cortez, Majorie Taylor Greene, and Lauren Boebert into office not only making us a laughing stock but also giving the lunatic fringe a voice.
Democrats and others upset at Roe V Wade being overturned should first look at their legislators. Constitutionality aside, the pro-choice supporters had 50 years to codify Roe which would have made this court decision moot. That did not happen and a new plan now needs to be formulated.
To prevent this in the future we need to recruit and find honorable, intelligent people willing to work with everyone to legislate our future. People willing to put the country ahead of their party and who are willing to listen to their constituents and stop listening to those that have the most money. This needs to happen at the local, state and national level and needs to start now!
If it doesn’t happen you need look no farther than in the mirror.
Wisconsin’s own Ron Johnson is a favorite interview for both the left and the right. The right gets their talking points regurgitated without fail and the left gets stupid personified. One of Johnson’s latest interviews was with a reporter from CNN who asked him his thoughts on waiting periods for gun sales for individuals under 21.
So how did Ron Johnson respond? Well it certainly didn’t have anything to do with waiting periods!
“My main point on any kind of gun control is, let’s enforce the laws that we have. And let’s do it within a justice system that applies the laws equally. Maybe we should start with what Hunter Biden did in terms of his own background checks.“
Maybe a new drinking game where one drinks each time Johnson mentions Hunter Biden?